Director of Solar Head of State
James Ellsmoor is Director and Co-Founder of Solar Head of State (SHOS), a nonprofit working to promote renewable energy worldwide through iconic and high-profile rooftop solar installations and coordinated public education programs. James is an entrepreneur passionate about renewable energy and sustainable development and his work aims to bring together private, nonprofit and government entities together to advance the role of renewable energy worldwide. His key area of expertise is sustainability innovation and entrepreneurship in rural, remote and island regions. James has experience working with the Seychelles Youth Delegation to the UNFCCC COP23 and as a youth observer to the United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network. His academic research focuses on the role of SIDS renewable energy targets in international climate negotiations, involving extensive fieldwork in the Pacific and Caribbean regions. In 2017 he was recognized by Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Energy and by Richtopia as one of their top 20 young entrepreneurs.