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Hal Aronson

Co-Founder and Technical Director
WE CARE Solar

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Co-founder and technology director of WE CARE Solar, Hal Aronson been teaching renewable energy in the Bay Area and around California for thirteen years. He is co-director of Solar Way Forward, a solar design, education, and consultation firm. He co-created Solar Schoolhouse, bringing solar curriculum to schools throughout California. He also created California Youth Energy Services, a service learning program that now employs one hundred youth a year as energy-efficient retrofitters. Hal leads professional development workshops, teaches at Solar Richmond and Solar Energy International, and creates project-based learning and curriculum for students of all ages. Hal installed the first legal residential solar electric system in Santa Cruz County (in 1983). He obtained his Ph.D. in environmental sociology from UCSC; his dissertation focused on environmental justice.