Although possibly recognized more often for his leading role on TV’s Grey’s Anatomy and his passion for race car driving, Patrick Dempsey is also a solar advocate, continuing his mission to educate and bring solar to more communities in the US with the help of Trina Solar. Dempsey and Trina Solar announced a new philanthropic initiative that aims to bring affordable clean energy to local schools, health clinics and nongovernmental organizations in the US through the donation of solar modules.
The initiative will also include an educational component in order to raise awareness about the reliability, cost-saving features and environmental impact of solar power. Dempsey began his solar advocacy partnership with Trina Solar in 2011, filming a video to demonstrate how solar can help the environment and improve lives as well as making an appearance at Intersolar Europe 2011. He has committed to continue his focus by conducting more live appearances as well as further social and digital media campaigns.
“Solar power can be a practical solution to the critical issues facing the nation's population and environment,” said Dempsey. “Solar is ready today to help local communities, as well as to create jobs and new businesses.”