Sol Systems' Eva Rodriguez and Jen Williams.

Sol Systems’ Eva Rodriguez and Jen Williams.

During one of our bi-annual community service days, Sol Systems worked to restore and protect vegetation in our D.C. and San Francisco communities. The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) and Golden Gate National Park Service (NPS) were our service project partners.AWS is a non-profit working to restore the Anacostia River and its tributaries to be swimmable and fishable by 2025. The Sol D.C. team spent the afternoon performing upkeep on the riparian forest buffer along the NW bank of the river. Our work involved pulling invasive brambles and installing poultry netting cages around the base of saplings, protecting them from animals and managing storm water runoff pollution.

“I didn’t expect to be so inspired to pull weeds, but during the introduction speech, our team leader mentioned how our labor is an investment for future generations,” said Jade Turpin, Marketing Specialist.

NPS works to preserve natural and cultural objects for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of current and future generations. With heavy reliance on the manpower of volunteers, the organization has almost 300,000 volunteers serving to carry out the mission of cultural and environmental sustainability. Our San Francisco team was knee deep in dirt, digging holes and lining wire to create a protective fence along a popular trail at Fort Funston State Park.

Volunteering with organizations such as AWS and NPS is a key aspect of Sol Systems’ company culture. Our Giving that Matters program places high priority on:

1) Partners that advance the three pillars of sustainability  environment, social, and economic.

2) Partners that offer giving opportunities through dollars and deeds.

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ABOUT SOL SYSTEMS

Sol Systems is a solar energy finance and investment firm. The company has facilitated financing for 200MW solar projects on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations, insurance companies, utilities, banks, family offices, and individuals. Sol Systems provides secure, sustainable investment opportunities to investor clients, and sophisticated project financing solutions to developers. The company’s tailored financial services range from tax structured investments and project acquisition, to debt financing and SREC portfolio management. Inc. Magazine named Sol Systems on its annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for a second consecutive year, ranking it No. 6 in the nation’s top solar companies in 2014. For more information, please visit www.solsystems.com.