I am honored to be a One Energy Scholar and am excited to meet like-minded students with the common goal of career development in renewables and the passion for utility-scale adoption of new technologies.
Since the age of 15 I have been a strong advocate for the use of renewable resources. My passion for renewable energy derives from its potential to lessen our impact on the world while allowing us to enjoy our current standard of living.
I am specifically interested in solar photovoltaics, electricity-producing wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps for local and global uses in solving international energy crises.
My dream is to be a founder and developer of a successful all-renewables electric utility. Outside of ownership, I want to empower other individuals to harness renewables through consulting for corporations, government, and universities. Connect with me on LinkedIn.
One particular experience drives my passion for renewable energy. While in Iraq, our equipment was stressing our regular power generator. We had a difficult time getting our normal fuel but, fortunately, our equipment included a small, portable solar panel as back-up. This saved wear and tear on the generator, reduced fuel requirements, and resulted in cleaner air.
My aim in the renewable energy industry is to advise companies on cost-savings through efficiency, and investment in renewables. Right now I am interested in the renewables industry as a whole, not one specific area.
I believe the mentoring process available through the Energy Scholars award will help me hone in on how I want to proceed after the MBA program, in addition to increasing my network of like-minded individuals. Connect with me on LinkedIn.
Thinking about how 6,973,738,433 people in the world (that’s as of September 2012) will access reliable energy without compromising the economies, communities, and environment of future generations, drives my passion for renewable energy. Where some see a daunting challenge, I see an open opportunity to tap the vast ingenuity of private enterprise.
Specifically, I am interested in developing utility scale solar and wind projects to increase the amount of clean energy powering our homes, offices, and industries.
Leveraging my MBA and my experience working with diverse stakeholders, I will enable projects that win support from the business community, governmental agencies, environmental groups, local citizens, and all invested parties. That is the recipe for long-term success.
The Energy Scholars award gives me the incredible opportunity to interact with leaders in the renewable energy industry whose inspiring achievements have delivered cleaner air, domestic jobs, and sustainable economic growth. I hope to learn from their expertise by asking honest questions and listening closely.
The potential to solve a major problem drives my passion for renewable energy. Specifically, I want to understand different distribution and financing solutions that can allow bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers to access electricity for the first time using renewable energy.
For example, in Sierra Leone (as in much of rural Africa), the main obstacle for solar energy is not the technology, but rather the distribution. I want to solve these distribution challenges in order to push the renewable energy industry forward.
Even though my interest is in distribution, I need the right technology partners. The Energy Scholars award will help me meet more innovators in the renewable field. Connect with me on LinkedIn. Connect with me on LinkedIn.
Growing up on the beaches of Sydney, I have a deep affinity for the outdoors and am alternately optimistic and pessimistic about the fate of the environment and humanity’s capacity for change. Despite my occasional pessimism, I feel energized and privileged to be able to apply my skills to the vital and exciting purpose. This drives my passion for renewable energy.
My experience thus far is in the small-scale end of the renewable energy spectrum, looking at how to make building-integrated renewables feasible from a financial and technical perspective. However I am also fascinated by the large-scale issues involved in replacing our fossil fuel plants at a grid level.
My current work at Yale will focus on the entire energy spectrum, from generation to consumption. After graduating, I hope to apply this knowledge toward finding innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint through increased reliance on renewables and a more responsible use of energy at an individual level.
In such a complex and rapidly changing industry, breadth of knowledge and network is absolutely crucial for success. The Energy Scholars award will allow me to connect to leaders of today and share ideas with leaders of tomorrow, while providing me with a support group for the rest of my career. Connect with me on LinkedIn.
I believe there is tremendous opportunity to promote growth in the renewable sector through corporate partnerships with organizations that maintain large footprints and predictable energy requirements. I look forward to building bridges between corporations and renewable developers to help organizations meet environmental goals and reduce operational costs.
Specifically, I am drawn to all renewable energy technologies for their potential to reduce pollution and spur economic growth through lower and predictable electricity costs.
I am thankful to OneEnergy Renewables for this award and professional guidance to help accelerate my career transition into the energy industry. Through the insight and support provided by OneEnergy, I believe this program will equip me with the knowledge and tools to help commercialize new renewable energy technology across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Connect with me on LinkedIn.