Community Solar

Launched in November 2015, Groundswell’s people-centric approach to developing community solar projects pioneered new models for delivering energy equity to local communities. Led by Chief Program Officer Lenwood Coleman, Groundswell’s team works with local communities to deeply connect the full value chain of each solar project with local community priorities and values.

Community Solar

Resilience Hubs

Groundswell serves communities including the City of Baltimore and the Atlanta University Center Complex and its member HBCUs in the design and construction of resilience hubs. Developed in close collaboration with the people and neighborhoods they serve, resilience hubs include solar and energy storage connected through a microgrid and provide essential services including keeping the lights and the heat on when the power goes out.

Resilience Hubs

Save with Soul

  • SOUL (Save On Utilities Long term) reduces utility bills by improving home energy efficiency, prioritizing serving households with lower incomes and high energy bills. SOUL uses the resulting energy savings to pay for the cost of energy efficiency improvements.

SharePower

SharePower is where you sign up to share solar power by subscribing to a local community solar project. SharePower puts your energy buying power to work to expand solar access, and our innovative model prioritizes energy equity by devoting 100% of the solar savings to low-income households who need solar savings the most. 

LABs

Labs is where you can follow and participate in our R&D initiatives - from making solar project finance work equitably for low-income communities to connecting the renewable energy buying power of corporate sustainability leaders to community benefits and local priorities. Our research initiatives are intended to create a transformative blueprint for how to build equitable, clean energy futures.