Welcome to Episode 126 of SunCast, Solar Warrior!

Welcome to this week’s Tactical Tuesday. On this week’s episode, Adam Hall, middle school science teacher and founder of the non-profit Million Solar Stars, shares how and why he chose to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy via the non-profit sector. 

Contrary to what some may believe, many non-profits act as a bridge – not a vehicle – so that tech, software, and other providers can extend their reach nationally and internationally. That is why I believe collaboration between for- and non-profit organizations is critical for lasting change, and why I felt it was important to highlight Adam Hall and his organization in today’s episode. 

Million Solar Stars helps our world’s youth gain greater access and understanding of solar power so they can stand as tomorrow’s solar industry leaders. Whether it be solar reading lights provided to underprivileged students in Africa or a solar race car built with groups of high school students, Million Solar Stars is reaching an ever-growing number of children to “power the potential of the next generation.”  

Adam teaches in Dubai’s sustainable city, and has worked in the renewable energy industry since 1999. Working with students holds a special place in his heart; he knows that the solar programs he provides will fuel progress both in the industry and in our world for years to come. 

In short, with projects ranging from solar windmills to solar-powered and remote-controlled racecars, Million Solar Stars is doing an exceptional job of making solar learning fun and engaging for the soon-to-be change-makers, leaders, and keepers of our planet.


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About the Host of SunCast:

Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets. The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.

Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.

Nico can be reached on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus