Trina Solar and Patrick Dempsey team to raise awareness of solar benefits (Video)
Trina Solar, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, and actor, race car driver, and advocate Patrick Dempsey are teaming up for a new philanthropic initiative to bring affordable clean energy to communities around the U.S. This will involve donating solar modules to local schools, health clinics, and nongovernmental organizations and building the infrastructure to sustain the investment, including a network of supportive local partners, local installers, and system component providers.
The initiative will also include an educational campaign to increase awareness about the reliability, cost-saving features, and positive environmental impact of solar power. The project builds off Dempsey's 2011 video, Plug Me In, Light Me Up, which showcased how solar can help the environment and improve lives. This year, Dempsey will continue to raise awareness through live appearances, social and digital media, and other communications tools.
"Solar power can be a practical solution to the critical issues facing the nation's population and environment," Dempsey said in a press release. "Solar is ready today to help local communities, as well as to create jobs and new businesses."
Driven by a mission to actively promote the benefits of solar power, Trina Solar will work with Dempsey to create lasting benefits for the local communities.
"Trina Solar is committed to leading the worldwide transformation to clean energy by bringing clean solar power to everyone," said Mark Kingsley, Trina Solar's chief commercial officer, in a press release. "We are proud to team up with Mr. Dempsey, and a multitude of partners, to bring the many benefits of solar power to institutions and communities in need."
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