Paul Fletcher-Hill is an entrepreneur and engineer who is building electric heat pumps to decarbonize buildings. He believes we’ll need (and want) to replace every fossil fuel-powered machine with an electric alternative.
On the side, he writes a blog on the Solarpunk aesthetic. Solarpunk is an optimistic, climate-focused, community-oriented genre of science fiction that stokes Paul’s imagination. If Schumacher wrote sci-fi, it might have been considered Solarpunk.
In the past, Paul was the Chief Product Officer for Curative, which became one of the largest COVID-19 testing and vaccination companies in the US. Paul led the software engineering, product, and design teams. Founded at the start of 2020, the company processed 21 million PCR tests in its first year in operation.
Before Curative, Paul founded two software companies. The first helped hospitals and patients share medical records online, and the second let people create and trade prediction markets using the Ethereum blockchain.
Paul grew up in Baltimore, MD, attended the Waldorf School of Baltimore, and then studied Computer Science and Economics at Yale. He now lives in the Hudson Valley, NY, with his partner, Agatha. They are amateur yet ambitious gardeners.