Kareem Dabbagh

Kareem is a former manager of RMI’s Shine initiative, focused on bringing ultra-low-cost community-scale solar to market through a whole-systems approach. The Shine team is developing a product and innovation platform to enable subsidy-free solar energy costs that can compete on the wholesale distribution grid providing clean energy for everyone.


Kareem is a solar industry veteran, most recently working with Sulas Industries to bring the revolutionary HelioDrive passive tracking technology to market. Previously Kareem worked with Aurora Solar—creating cloud-based solar sales and design automation software, Sunrun—heading design and installation quality control and supply chain strategy, and SolarCity—managing residential engineering and design and designing commercial PV systems. Kareem is recognized as a solar design, engineering, and product expert.


MSc Renewable Energy Engineering, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen, Netherlands, 2014
BSc Physics, minor Mathematics, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 2006