Solar Stewards connects diverse communities to facilitate the adoption and advancement of solar energy through purchase of Social Renewable Energy Credits. Climate stewards, such as cities, corporations and universities partner with impact investment to furnish distributed generation solar on universities, schools, and non-profits. This public-private-partnership generates proceeds to enhance social programs such as STEM education and workforce training programs.
Sustainability in its true essence preserves the joys of the present for future generations. But all too often these noble measures are not easily seen or shared by those they are designed to benefit. Though powerful, sustainability has been operating behind the scenes, the mission of a select few.
It is our vision to bring sustainability into the light.
Through innovative business models and collaborative partnerships, we create an environment where sustainability not only meets and exceeds goals, but does so in a way in which entire communities can benefit, learn, and share.
Climate Stewards are corporations, cities, and universities that are actively reducing their carbon footprint and are focused on giving back to the communities they serve.
The Solar Stewards Program partners with school districts, non-profits, and community organizations to provide needed resources such as STEM Solar learning tools and job training programs.
Solar Host Sites within the Solar Stewards Program use solar on-site to reap the benefits of solar energy and produce valuable Renewable Energy Credits that our Climate Stewards use to meet carbon reduction goals.
Our Solar Investors are third-parties who own and maintain the solar arrays on our Solar Host Sites, allowing our host sites to benefit from on-site solar at no additional cost to them.
Partnering for Progress
What are Social Renewable Energy Credits?
Renewable Energy Credits or Certificates, create the pathway for individuals and organizations to green their power. Since the late 1990s, RECs have transformed markets for renewable energy by allowing renewable energy generators to connect with clean energy buyers, regardless of where the energy is generated or used.
Social Renewable Energy Credits, or Social RECs, take this one step further by integrating a social component to provide crucial community building resources such as STEM learning labs for students and teachers at local schools and solar job training for a growing workforce.