Peter Page

Peter Page

Owner & President


AMENERGY

Sante Fe, NM USA


If you’re exposed to something and you can see it’s directly connected to you, act on that. You can go to school for this, but [learning] hands-on is really the best way to do it.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in New York City.
His father died when he was 4 years old, but he credits him with sparking his interest in renewable energy.
In the 1960s, he spent a lot of time on an island off the coast of Greenwich, CT, where his father had built up a property that had no access to electricity but was powered by wind energy.
After graduating high school, he spent several years traveling and studying art in Italy and attending art schools like the Pratt Institute and Columbia University.
Visited his sister in New Mexico and decided he was going to move there to get away from the chaos of New York City—he bought a rural piece of land with no electricity or running water.
He taught himself how to activate the water well on his property using pumps and power his trailer using solar panels—he began helping other rural properties in the area do the same.
Moved to Santa Fe and started a company designing and installing a variety of solar powered products.
As the company grew, he decided to expand their offerings and services—he now runs AMENERGY, which creates custom renewable energy solutions.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
certification
Certification/License
Construction Management
Career

Career

Owner & President

I design and install a wide variety of renewable and energy efficient utilities.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Environment & Nature
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Building Things
Building Things

Day to Day

No day is the same. We may have a number of active projects that need my input. There are always projects that are under development and we are trying to close. I may have site visits or meetings at the office or I could be working on various documents.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Real life work experience has always been my main source of knowledge.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Decide if you just want a paycheck or do you want a career that makes you happy. I would caution people who are interested in starting a construction business because it is really challenging. Make sure that you are willing to take on those challenges. Get practical experience in the field.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"All of this information is useless to me because I don't understand what it means."

When I first moved out to my land in New Mexico, I had no idea how to fix the water pump or power my trailer without electricity. I bought a lot of books and manuals to try to teach myself, but it was full of information I didn't fully understand. I didn't give up and just kept trying until I eventually figured it out.

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction
Drugs / Addiction

I recognized I had a problem and worked through it.

Death In Family
Death In Family

My father died when I was 4 years old.

Work Stress
Work Stress

Running a construction business is hard. There are people that have to be managed, financials that have to be monitored, overhead like trucks, materials, etc. You also have a lot of competition. Staying in business is a challenge.