Felix De Simone is an intern with The Solar Foundation, working primarily with The Solar Foundation’s SolSmart program. He is a second-year student at the University of Chicago majoring in political science. After he graduates, he plans to pursue a career in grassroots social and environmental advocacy. When he is on campus, Felix is active in environmental campaigns in his college community.

Felix says: “I believe that anthropogenic climate change is the most important issue of our time. Thankfully, the sun provides practically unlimited resources for us to reduce our fossil fuel emissions and create a sustainable society. Growing up in a rural area in Southwest Michigan, I had seen the potential for solar power in the space around me. After The Solar Foundation taught me more about solar energy, I realized that this potential is reflected by large-scale solar installations in rural areas across the country. I also learned through The Solar Foundation that solar power has grown extremely rapidly in the past decade, in both urban and rural areas. However, there is still a great deal that needs to be done. That is why I am excited and extremely honored to be a part of The Solar Foundation, which has done truly remarkable work in helping communities nationwide achieve their solar goals.”