Sol Systems’ 500 MW community impact investment portfolio with Microsoft is designed to maximize positive environmental, community and societal impact. Sol Systems will finance, develop and operate a portfolio of over 500 megawatts (MW) of solar projects in the U.S. and will sell energy from those projects to Microsoft. In parallel, working with local leaders in nearby communities and those disproportionately impacted by climate change, Sol Systems and Microsoft will invest at least $50 million for community-led grants and investments that support educational programs, job and career training, habitat restoration, and programs that support access to clean energy and energy efficiency.
As the first step, Sol Systems has contributed $200,000 to four community-based organizations focused on communities in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC and one new national non-profit focused on increasing diversity in the solar industry. Learn more about our community partners:
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic
Sol partnership and contribution to GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic will help support workforce training, technical assistance, and building equity in the DC area.
Sol’s partnership with PowerCorps PHL will help support its mission of creating economic opportunities for communities across Philadelphia by providing access to sustainable and in-demand careers through Education Works.
Bright Solar Futures
Sol will fund and support Philadelphia Energy Authority’s Bright Solar Future equitable workforce development curriculum for students and young adults in Philadelphia.
Through our partnership with Groundswell, Sol will help Baltimore’s City of Refuge deliver solar resiliency to low-income neighbors and reduce its electricity costs.
Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS)
Sol Systems’ investment will help Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS) continue to connect diverse business owners with opportunities in the clean energy industry.