RE-Volv: Empowering communities with solar energy

Up to 1.5 million nonprofits in United States, such as homeless shelters, community centers, and schools, provide critical services to countless Americans yet face significant barriers to getting their own solar installations financed.

RE-volv removes the barriers by providing a solar lease to small nonprofit solar projects (30 kW or less) through a unique approach that utilizes crowdfunded dollars. Nonprofits are then able to reduce their CO2 emissions and save money on electricity costs, thereby expanding their community services. ReEvolv also makes it a priority to train, connect, and mobilize passionate individuals in the community to lead meaningful action on climate change through these solar installations.

This past week, RE-volv was awarded the Leadership in Green Power Education Award for its Solar Ambassador Program. The award, in its 17th year, is a part of the annual Green Power Leaderships Awards given by the Center for Resource Solutions.

These competitive awards recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. By choosing green power instead of conventional electricity, consumers, businesses, and organizations can support increased deployment of renewable energy technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation and increase energy security. 

CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin said:

RE-volv’s Solar Ambassador Program is a year-long fellowship that trains college students to spearhead a solar project in their community. Students attend a leadership summit, receive training on how to manage a successful crowdfunding campaign, and engage their communities to bring clean, affordable solar energy to a local nonprofit. 

Over the next 12 months, LDF will support RE-volv to train college students (Solar Ambassadors) and volunteer citizens (Solar Champions) to spearhead solar energy installations for at least five community-serving nonprofits around the country.

Last updated November 8, 2017

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