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Moneer H. Azzam


Change agent and thought leader with over 30 years of experience in the sustainable infrastructure and energy industry with thousands of projects and tens of thousands of systems across the globe under his belt and a vast network of contacts and resources that can be applied to numerous opportunities and challenges. 

  • Founder and CEO of SolarOne Solutions, Inc. - growing it to become the US's largest solar lighting firm for public applications.

  • Founded, served on and/or chaired several trade organizations and standards organizations (e.g., SEBANE, IEC, CSL, UN's SEFA)

  • Advisor to several climate-tech firms, municipal and community organizations.

  • Deep technical background with extensive product commercialization and project development background.

  • On a mission to facilitate equitable/inclusive projects, programs and business models that by 2030:

    • offsets >1 Gigaton (metric) of GHG per year

    • creates > 100 MW of flexible load/energy storage

  • Community-minded, team-oriented, dedicated to diversity equity and inclusion

  • Striving to reverse household and personal carbon footprint in all facets of his life

Sampling of Past Projects & End-Users

Three Decades and Counting

National Park Service - Remote Marina Power

Replaced costly and pollutive diesel genset with "ahead-of-its time" PV-battery-genset off-grid hybrid power system at the Dangling Rope Marina on Lake Powell.


Somerville MA - Community Bike Path Smart City Lamp Post Network

Retrofitted section of busy bike path with novel "smart city" LED lighting system that wirelessly networked both grid and PV powered lamp posts to provide energy savings, usage tracking and resilience tools to the City. 

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Arizona Public Service - Cell Tower Power

Replaced expensive and pollutive diesel genset for remote cell tower in Arizona with noiseless, emission and fuel free PV-battery off-grid power system (Photo courtesy of APS)

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City of Toronto - Bell Media - Street Furniture Ad & Safety Power

Provided wireless and resilient PV/battery power to nearly one thousand bus shelters and street furniture for safety and advertising lighting.

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Masdar City - Roadway and Parking Lot Lighting

Provided the first 7 kilometers of solar + battery roadway and parking lot lighting for the zero-carbon footprint city: Masdar in the UAE.

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City of Chicago-Divvy Bike Share Power

Provided off-grid, emission-free power solution for hundreds of bike share stations across the City of Chicago.

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US Coast Guard - Urban Grid Power

One of the first commercial grid-connected PV systems atop a Boston waterfront landmark: the US Coast Guard Building.


Gansevoort Peninsula Park Lighting

Off-grid park and peninsula lighting for the newest waterfront park under development along Manhattan's west side.

Beacon Climates Philosophy:
The New Normal MUST be Better Than the Old One

Beacon Climate Innovations believes that in the New Normal, our communities and the infrastructure on which they rest can be reinforced or rebuilt on the pillars of:

  • Resilience and Anti-Fragility

  • Sustainability

  • Justice and Equity

  • Cost-Effectiveness


Proud Member of Greentown Labs Community

Largest Climatetech incubator in North America

As an active member of GTL and the driving force behind the Resilient Energy & Infrastructure Consortium, Beacon Climate is part of a thriving pool of highly capable, innovative resources in which to engage and apply in solving Climate Challenges.

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