Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Kristal Hansley, Founder & CEO of WeSolar, Inc.

Please show us a recent business success story.
When I initially moved to Baltimore, the Community Solar Pilot Program was introduced and I desired to make sure city citizens were getting the very same amount of investment as the county. Sustainable energy has actually historically been a middle class problem since Black communities have actually had to live in survival mode, but Reverend Mason and Reverend Dewitt brought me into the circle and linked me with the people I required to link with in order to make this collaboration successful
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Kristal Hansley is the Founder & & CEO of WeSolar, Inc. and is the nations very first Black Woman CEO in the community solar industry. Under her leadership, WeSolar is growing rapidly, providing consumers across Maryland access to inexpensive solar power, regardless of house type and assisting hard-working families reduce regular monthly expenses
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What inspired you to start your business?
I was at a neighborhood conference with 50 Black women organizers who were not invested in the community solar movement. I began showing how higher earnings neighborhoods and people in the suburban areas were taking benefit of this and received a load of support. To be able to provide an item that will conserve our community up to 60% on their energy expenses is transformative
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Tell us about your company? (mission, partners, regions you run in, primary clients, and so on).
WeSolars objective is to bring under-resourced neighborhoods inexpensive access to local neighborhood solar and to help commercial homes with energy efficiency. In Maryland, legislators passed legislation that states 50 percent of its electrical power should come from sustainable energy sources by 2030
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What difficulties do you face? Why?
To a neighborhood that is already dealing with so numerous pressing difficulties, convincing them that there is another one just as essential is very hard. I keep in mind trying to discuss neighborhood solar to my good friends and the conversation rapidly rotating to real estate.

By Constance ThompsonAugust 27, 2021
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The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is thrilled to share the very first installation in our “Ask an Accelerate Member” blog site series. Each installation will feature one of ACOREs Accelerate member business. August is National Black Business Month, so this month we are focused on Black-owned renewable resource business

I was at a community meeting with 50 Black females organizers who were not invested in the community solar movement. To be able to provide a product that will conserve our neighborhood up to 60% on their energy expenses is transformative
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WeSolars objective is to bring under-resourced communities economical access to local community solar and to help business properties with energy performance. When I first moved to Baltimore, the Community Solar Pilot Program was introduced and I wanted to make sure city locals were receiving the very same amount of investment as the county. Sustainable energy has actually traditionally been a middle class issue because Black neighborhoods have had to live in survival mode, but Reverend Mason and Reverend Dewitt brought me into the circle and connected me with the individuals I needed to link with in order to make this collaboration effective
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