Sol Systems’ Sara Rafalson has joined the leadership team of the Women in Solar Energy Group as their Vice President of Membership Engagement and Communications. The mission of the group is to promote the involvement of women in the advancement of all aspects of the solar energy industry.

Sol Systems became involved in Women in Solar Energy after hosting a women in solar happy hour at Solar Power International, the industry’s largest annual conference, to encourage an open environment for women to share strategies for personal and professional success.

The Women of Sol Systems shout out for solar at the end of January.

The Women of Sol Systems shout out for solar at the end of January.

Diversity is a core value at Sol Systems, where the management and staff believe that different viewpoints improve creativity, innovation, idea sharing, and problem solving. Approximately half of Sol Systems’ staff is female; this is far above average for the solar industry, where one in five workers is female. Sol Systems also has a strong representation of minority ethnicities and religions.

Beginning this month, Women in Solar Energy will distribute a quarterly newsletter to promote the advancement of women in the industry through professional networking events, articles about gender issues in the workplace, solar career opportunities, as well as general solar trends. Ms. Rafalson will play an integral role in launching and distributing the newsletter.

Sol Systems has joined the leadership team for Women in Solar Energy, a professional group dedicated to the advancement of women in the solar workforce.

Sol Systems has joined the leadership team for Women in Solar Energy, a professional group dedicated to the advancement of women in the solar workforce.

The Women in Solar Energy group hopes to launch an official mentorship program later this year and will host events at PV America and Solar Power International. There will also be a D.C. Women in Solar Happy Hour on March 6. Please email sara@solsystemscompany.com if you wish to be added to the newsletter distribution list.

About Sol Systems
Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm and a leader in the solar industry.  Sol Systems offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, the company focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and debt. To date, the company has arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.