It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Solar Queen.
Amy Beaudet, affectionately known as “The Solar Queen” and pioneer in the field of renewable energy, died on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She was 55 years old.
Beaudet, a 14-year veteran of the solar industry, was widely regarded as one of the best trainers and communicators in the solar industry. Her YouTube videos have garnered a total of over 6 million views and she has garnered 46,000 enthusiastic subscribers. His video”What can I power with a 100W solar panel?” received nearly 1.2 million views on YouTube and was shared around the world.
As a female leader in a largely male-dominated renewable energy industry, Beaudet stood out and was admired for her smart yet straightforward approach to explaining complex concepts. Beaudet began his career in renewable energy later in life. She was driven by a deep desire to move society towards a carbon-neutral future. With his friendly and approachable style, Beaudet has revolutionized the way companies talk about and teach about solar energy.
Since 2007, Beaudet had been a sales engineer at the altE store in Boxborough, Massachusetts, where she was admired for her intelligence and responsive leadership style. CEO and co-founder of altE Store, Sascha Deri, highlighted the scale of her impact and her extraordinary teaching ability.
“Amy was a brilliant, funny, amazing human being,” said Sascha Deri, CEO of the altE Store, “She was so passionate about solar energy and had this amazing ability to dive deep to understand engineering design and regulatory requirements of renewable energy systems, then turn around and teach anyone in a more digestible way, she ultimately did it not just for altE staff members, but for millions of people across the planet through our YouTube channel. She was an incredible educator, communicator and mentor, and altE was extremely lucky to have her in our community.
Beaudet died Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer. She leaves to mourn her husband Andy, a loving family, and her beloved Vizsla, Elsie.
Highlights of Beaudet’s career can be seen on his YouTube playlist and on LinkedIn.