I am working at a Solar startup in Singapore called Cleantech Solar. Through this internship, I will pursue my life goal, making a positive sustainable difference in the world. On my first couple of days I learned how to do research on a client’s sites and from there extract a lot of valuable data. I calculated the amount of solar power their roofs could generate and created financial models to calculate whether the investment was a valuable option for my company and my client. I also learned how valuable communication was. All the intricate calculations that I did would go to waste if the pitches, slide decks, and other documents I wrote did not convey my information in a clear and concise manner. Since it is a startup, I have been given a lot of responsibilities and be able to see the impact of my work.
Apart from the responsibilities that I am getting, I feel that the stakes for finding clean energy sources are extremely high in Asia, so my work will mean the most impact here. Apart from the pollution statistics, I know this because of personal experience. On many family trips, I learned that pollution was a struggle that hurt millions of people. The experiences pushed me to work with a firm specializing in helping Asian companies go solar.
Here’s a picture of the office!