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Amelia Amon

Solar Designer


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Design, Aesthetics, Exhibits, Innovation

Amelia Amon is a solar designer with an aesthetic approach to integrating sustainable energy into the built environment. Her consulting company develops products and installations, including solar awnings and architectural features, solar charging street furniture, solar signage for way-finding, dark-sky compliant solar LED lights, solar sculptural trackers for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), interpretive exhibits for science museums & environmental centers such as Liberty Science Center, the Sustainable Development Fund of PA, and the NY SunWorks Science Barge, system components for the NY State Energy Research & Development Authority, (NYSERDA), solar freezer carts for Ben & Jerry's, fountains for the Smithsonian National Design Museum, & alternative energy resources for rural women in India with the Institute for Policy Studies. rn rnClients and collaborators include Futureworks, Solar Design Associates, Calori-VandenEynden Design, Chris Benedict Architects, Wolfworks Design-Build, Solar One Solutions, Studio Dell’Arte, May & Watkins Design, William McDonough Architects, Mitropoulis Architects, Mojo-Stumer Architects, Tolleson Design, and numerous furniture manufacturers. Collaborative work with Robert Moog of Moog Music, Wendy Brawer of the Green Map System, as NYU Design Fellow with Natalie Jeremijenko, & affiliate member of the Collective for Community, Culture, and Environment. rnHer work has been recognized at the LightFair Innovative Product Awards, the Buckminster Fuller Awards honorable mention, Wired Magazine’s NextFest Green Pavilion, Haute Green at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the Cooper-Hewitt “Under the Sun” exhibit, Material Connexion’s “Glamorous Green”, Alessi SPA works by Women Designers, the Waterfront Alliance exhibit “Along the Edges” & the Municipal Art Society’s “A New Era of Public Design”, Gallery 91, and numerous venues. rnHer concern for the visual appeal of solar has been published in “The Art & Science of Solar Lighting”, “Lightening Solar; the Ephemeralization of Energy Production: ”, “Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design”, “Aesthetics: Ignore at our Peril”, “Sun Savvy Careers”, “Power Where You Need It, the Promise of Photovoltaics”, “Re-visioning Design & Technology; A Feminist Perspective”, “Sol of the City”, and "Women in Solar”.rnrnAmelia has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the board of the NY Solar Industries Association (NYSEIA), and Chair of the NY Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bridgeport, School of Engineering, Department of Industrial Design (awarded Distinguished Alumni 2015) with previous / continuing studies at Tulane University, Goddard College Institute for Social Ecology, and Domus Academy, Milan, Italy. She has taught at the University of Bridgeport and Pratt Institute Industrial Design. rn