My Vittoria colleague, Chad Johnson, and I walked around the Shaw neighborhood in DC. We're super passionate about solar and know a thing or two but we want to see what others think. Some of these responses to our interview questions are priceless!
And here's a little bit more about Vittoria Energy Expedition. It's a mission to educate American people and businesses about clean energy projects in frontier markets. Here is our Indiegogo fundraising page and some of our videos.
I will be sailing with a crew of 5 to our first of many destinations, Cuba. During this early-August expedition, we will visit 15 different clean energy generation facilities--wind, solar, biomass, and dams--and interview locals about their energy challenges. Cuba presents a fascinating energy case study because of its grid isolation as an island, warming relationship with the US, role as the "King of the Caribbean", and reliance on volatile Venezuelan crude.
We had a launch party with 300 people in attendance on May 21 and right now, we're in the fundraising stage of our campaign. Money we raise will go to clean energy classes we will be offering in Washington DC-area, film production of our visits to the energy sites--ultimately resulting in a documentary, content development for distance learners, and detailed online mapping and analysis.
We will directly educate hundreds of people in this initial voyage and in-person courses. In addition, our online materials will be pushed out to thousands over social media. We're hoping it goes viral!