How The ‘Godfather Of Solar’ Ron Corio Became New Mexico’s First, And Only, Billionaire


Steering solar panels to track the sun made Ron Corio the Land of Enchantment’s richest person. Now, he’d prefer to remain out of the spotlight.

Ron Corio was a teenager in New Jersey during the late 1970s when the Iranian Revolution triggered worldwide oil shortages, stranding him in bumper-to-bumper gas lines with his new driver’s license. That got him thinking about alternative energies like solar.

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