Richard Tumushime is a light in his community, not only through his profession in solar but also through his personal commitment to creating a meaningful difference for people and the planet. Richard knows solar, and this comes from his extensive experience, starting on the ground with solar panel assembly. With roots in Rwanda, Richard has experienced the power of people coming together in unity and reconciliation to solve critical problems. Through his experiences and perspectives, Richard has a vibrant vision for his community here in Pittsburgh, and he believes in the difference that we can each make by being part of climate solutions that help to repair and heal our world. He says, “There is a future in renewable energy, [and] the future is brighter than what we think it can be.” Richard explains that technology provides opportunity to create a better life for people and the planet, just as coming to America provided opportunity in his own life.
—Tuesday, March 29, 2022