Solar Community Initiative benefits program facilitates solar purchase
Written By: Tracy Dawson Roses
May 28, 2015
On May 28 Prologis joined 3M, Cisco, Kimberly Clark and other major companies who provide their employees access to solar energy through the Solar Community Initiative, the first American nationwide bulk solar purchase program. The employee benefits program, conceived and facilitated by World Wildlife Fund and developed by Geostellar, is a new approach to purchasing, financing and installing solar panels at the lowest possible cost, by bringing together large companies to leverage the bulk purchasing power of their substantial aggregate employee base, their families and communities.
Jeannie Renne-Malone, Prologis’ vice president of sustainability remarked:
“We are very excited to offer our employees in the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to invest in affordable solar energy,” said. “This program not only supports Prologis’ sustainability goals by reducing environmental impacts, but it also provides significant economic and energy savings to our employees.”
Geostellar, which the company describes as America’s largest online solar marketplace, will run the online solar platform and manage the financing, design, permitting and installation processes for individual homeowners who are employees of Prologis. All installations will be performed by qualified contractors based in the purchasers’ local community, further increasing the local economic benefits of the program.
“We’re thrilled to provide our first-of-its-kind online marketplace that makes the solar experience simple and convenient for the employees of Prologis,” said David Levine, CEO of Geostellar.