Moneer Azzam is the Founder & Principal of Beacon Climate Innovationis. He is a 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.
Moneer is a serial entrepreneur and was the Founder and CEO of SolarOne Solutions, Inc. – growing it to become the US’s largest solar lighting firm for public applications. He has founded, served on and/or chaired several trade organizations and standards organizations (e.g., SEBANE, IEC, CSL, UN’s SEFA). He is an advisor to several climate-tech firms, municipal and community organizations.
Moneer has a deep technical background with extensive product commercialization and project development background. He is community-minded, team-oriented and dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. He is striving to reverse household and personal carbon footprint in all facets of his life. He is on a mission to facilitate equitable/inclusive projects, programs and business models to offset more than one Gigaton (metric) of GHG per year and create more than 100 MW of flexible load/energy storage by 2030.
Moneer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Tufts University and achieved the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.