I’ve been interested in solar power since I was a kid in the 1980’s when solar was cool but not affordable. As I approached college, I told everyone I knew that I was going to become a solar engineer! … And then I took calculus. So, naturally, I focused on the blah and non-calculus world of writing and PR.
Cut to a few years ago, after seeing a double feature of “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Who Killed the Electric Car.” I was inspired again and realized that solar was still cool and now affordable, yet few people knew that. So, I took a few great solar financing and technical classes at two great institutions, The Solar Living Institute and Solar Energy International, and found out solar was still complicated, but not as bad as calculus. Whew!
After finishing those classes, I started a blog, SolarFred.com, to simplify what I’d learned for the “Freds” and “Fredrickas” of the world. SolarFred.com put me on the map in the solar world, and that’s how I met Dan and Dave.
I’ve contributed a lot of great solar information on SolarPowerRocks.com and had a great time, but I’m now taking a break from the site to do more full time marketing and communications consulting for other solar companies.
If you’d like to contact me, you can still reach me at info@UnThinkSolar.com. For you Tweeters, follow me on Twitter @solarfred.