Groundswell – Connecting Solar Power with Economic Empowerment

Building Community Power.

Groundswell develops community solar projects and subscriber management programs that connect solar power with economic empowerment for marginalized communities. The company believes that clean energy is a necessity, not a luxury. The poorest 20% of Americans are paying 10% or more of their total income for electricity and at least 49% of America can’t access rooftop solar. The clean energy table is abundant, and Groundswell is working with local communities to give everyone a seat.

Groundswell’s community solar programs enable neighbours to work together to Share PowerTM through community solar, offering substantial energy savings to low income households. They have more than 13 Megawatts of community solar projects in development in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Georgia – including projects that improve resilience by incorporating energy storage. Its team also serves as technical advisors on multiple projects in New York. True to its green jobs roots, Groundswell incorporates workforce training and apprenticeship opportunities into all of its work through collaborative local partnerships.

Complementing its community solar programs, Groundswell also offer additional clean power savings through affordable wind power and energy efficiency in states across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Groundswell was founded in Washington DC in 2009 by a group of field organizers who worked together on Obama for America during the 2008 Presidential campaign. Originally focused on organizing neighbourhoods to participate in energy efficiency retrofits that supported local jobs, Groundswell expanded its clean energy work throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to provide small businesses and households with affordable wind power options through consumer choice. Groundswell launched its Share Power Community Solar program in November 2015.

To find out more visit: https://groundswell.org

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