This week, Green.Org had the opportunity to speak with Sasha Siminoo, renewable energy expert and owner of SolSun. As a California native, Sasha has a deep interest in ensuring the electrification of our energy grid and has dedicated his career to sustainable progress. Let’s get to learn more about Sasha!
Tell us a little bit about you, your background, and your current role:
I have worked with numerous solar installers to help scale and grow their companies, taking steps toward reaching the ultimate goal of worldwide sustainability. With my extensive experience in renewable energy, I recently opened my own solar company, SolSun, connecting homeowners directly with sub-contractor solar installers, cutting out the expensive middle man contractors and their expensive sales commission based pricing, helping make renewable energy achievable to homeowners of all walks of life.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am fluent in 5 languages, with work experiences in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Why do you think climate change and sustainability is such an important topic today?
Mankind has progressed rapidly over the years, consumerism and capitalism have made our demand for products grow faster than our sustainability. Sadly, we have reached a point where the Earth is in need of healing from all the damage done, yet our demands have only grown. If mankind does not find a way to switch to alternative sustainable means of production, our future generations will not have the chance to enjoy the hard work we have all put in to reach the point we’re at today.
What do you envision your industry looking like 10 years from now?
I envision substantial growth; having lived in California most of my life, it excited me to hear the news that all sales of new vehicles must be zero-emission after the year 2035, and the majority of these vehicles will most likely be electric; with that being said, the demand for energy will only grow, and solar energy will help provide a low cost form of clean energy.
What can the average person do to make a difference?
Consider switching your home to solar energy, if you don’t own a home you can also take other actions to help make the world a more sustainable place. Buy an electric vehicle, or if you don’t have the means, consider a hybrid for your next car. Turn off the lights when you leave a room, turn your air conditioning unit a few degrees higher, switch your lightbulbs to energy efficient bulbs, these small actions add up, there’s strength in numbers.
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