Power United Foundation
We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing renewable energy powered solutions alongside communities lacking grid access.
Chris serves as Power United’s Executive Director. His academic and professional pursuits reach to find innovative ways renewable energy generation can minimize environmental degradation yet reach for sustainable development and capacity building for those most in need. He holds a Master of Science degree in Appropriate Technology from Appalachian State University. Chris is a returned U.S. Peace Corps volunteer from the Solomon Islands where he continues to work with underserved schools, budding academics, small businesses and dynamic NGO community. The culmination of his ground level experience in the South Pacific and renewable energy graduate work were instrumental in launching USAID’s Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy programs in Oceania.
Dave has worked broadly in renewable energy education and utility level construction.
His expertise spans across large-scale wind turbine maintenance and repair to teaching renewable energy courses at the university level.
He holds a masters degree from Appalachian State University. Serving as Associate Director of the App. State Wind Application Center, Dave was instrumental in launching the U.S. Wind for Schools program.
In his off time, he can be found spending time with family and building guitars or ukuleles at his Atlanta-area workshop.
Chief Information Officer
Dr. Dennis Scanlin
Primary Academic Consultant
Director – Solomon Islands Rural Training Centers
Principal – Vatu Rural Training Center
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The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research consulting and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs.The University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus is a satellite campus of the University of the South Pacific, based in Honiara, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Association of Rural Training Centres (SIARTC) is the umbrella body for Rural Vocational Training Centres (RTCs), non-formal educational institutions for young men and women. RTC trainees graduate with the appropriate knowledge and practical skills for self-sufficiency, productivity and responsible citizenship within the rural community.
Leading the UN Joint Presence Office in Solomon Islands, UNDP Solomon Islands works with people and their governments to address those various development challenges the country faces.
As part of UNDP’s global development network which works in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP helps Solomon Islands to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
Areas of Focus
We are driven by an appreciation of the environment and a desire to preserve it. Renewable energy has the power to transform the way people around the world use electricity—improving our communities and our planet.
All around the world, there are renewable leaders of all ages who are motivated by the power of alternative energy to improve all of our lives. Read below to see how these solar leaders are making a difference and find out how you can join us.
Our Projects and Partners
Power United has joined with partners to educate, inspire, and help people around the world utilize energy and the power of the sun.
To help create and motivate renewable energy leaders through education, awareness, and participation in community energy projects and programs.
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