Dartmouth's own known as "Greentech Goddess"
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Meet ConnectNS network member Danielle Fong, Co-founder, LightSail Energy in Berkeley, California.
We recently caught up with Fong and gained her thoughts on what Nova Scotia means to her and the opportunity and responsibility she feels as a leader in clean technology.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Nova Scotia”?Bagpipes. The Ocean. Home.
What do you love most about doing what you do professionally?It's tremendously satisfying to think that what you're doing could be so important for the world. On the other hand, it is also terrifying, because you have this tremendous opportunity and responsibility, and you don't want to mess it up. Eminem captures the feeling perfectly in "Lose Yourself"
"You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo"
What’s the best lesson you ever learned?Find your own path.
What’s the greatest asset Nova Scotia can offer your industry?Nova Scotia is where everything comes together. The terrific wind resources, the educated population, both a local and a global mindset, the Department of Energy and the utility and the financial organizations, such as Innovacorp, all working together. And most of all, the Maritime do-it-yourself ethos makes it possible to build a slice of the future here, and show the world what a real path to an energy future looks like.
What do you miss most about Nova Scotia?
Indian summer. It is so beautiful.