Creating Community Impact
Sol Systems works with customers, investors and partners to support the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the communities we work in, with a specific focus on under-resourced communities and those disproportionately impacted by climate change.
Sol Systems is working with local leaders in under-resourced communities, communities of color, and communities disproportionately impacted by climate change to invest in organizations that support educational programs, job and career training, habitat restoration, and programs that support access to clean energy and energy efficiency.
Learn more our community partners:
In late 2021, Sol Systems completed a 915 kW community solar installation on the rooftop of FedEx Express Eckington Place station in Washington, D.C. FedEx is allocating a portion of the electricity bill credits generated by the solar installation, along with supplemental cash donations to local nonprofit SOME (So Others Might Eat) to offset the annual electricity costs of two SOME facilities.
Video Credit: FedEx Corporation
Our Impact Work
Monroe County Water Authority
FedEx Express Eckington Place
University of Illinois
In Committed Scholarships
- Holliston High School (MA)
- Northeast Community College (NE)
- Brunswick High School (ME)
- Croton-Harmon High School (NY)
In Partner Contributions
- GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic
- PowerCorps PHL
- Bright Solar Futures
- Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS)
- SOME (So Others Might Eat)
- Capital Bank Food Drive
- Akshaya Patra Foundation
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Urban Alliance
- Aiken Electric Cooperative
- Santee Electric Cooperative
- Roanoke Electric Cooperative
- The Sustainability Institute of South Carolina
As leader of the efforts to implement Sol’s comprehensive Impact + Infrastructure strategy, I am passionate about building community partnerships and collaborating with local organizations who are driving positive change in their communities.
I feel a strong sense of responsibility, honed from growing up in a developing country with inadequate infrastructure, to do my small part in making life better for under-resourced communities. Our work shows that we do not necessarily have to move mountains to implement change and impact someone’s life. Sometimes, all it takes is an incremental change led by organizations who firmly believe in the mission such as Sol Systems, to start an avalanche of positive change.
Designing strategic renewable energy solutions to help our customers meet their organizational and carbon goals alike has always been a passion of mine. Inspiring our customers to rethink their solar procurements and investments for even deeper impacts beyond the megawatt is what highly motivates me at Sol Systems.
Together with our corporate and community partners and our team of passionate experts, Sol Systems gives me the extraordinary opportunity to design solutions that create co-benefits for communities and ecosystems and for a more just and sustainable energy transition.
My passion for our impact work stems from dedication to seeing a broad vision of sustainability. I’m passionate about innovative solutions across all areas of ecosystem services, and large-scale solar projects offer a unique opportunity to restore soil health, build up pollinator habitat, and improve our food systems. Investing in habitat restoration initiatives gives us the opportunity to provide access to clean energy, restore our natural environments, and partner with local community members. We’re proving that making one decision during development of a clean energy project can have a far-reaching impact on our energy, agricultural, and food systems, communities, and natural world.
As the daughter of a first-generation college student, I am passionate about our impact work because I feel as if it is my duty to pay it forward and uplift the next generation. Providing scholarships to high school seniors and job opportunities for local community college students gives us the opportunity to connect with the communities within which we work in a deeper way than the solar project itself. We’re establishing a commitment to drive change not only from an environmental perspective but from a workforce development perspective as well. I am proud to be a small part of that change and driving forward Sol’s mission.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead