Neighborhood Sun

Customer acquisition and management for Community Shared Solar and other solar

Silver Spring, Maryland

United States

www.neighborhoodsun.solar/?lang=en

About Neighborhood Sun

Neighborhood Sun's mission is to empower communities to gain access to the clean energy revolution sweeping the nation.The company seeks to provide non-profit, faith, and neighborhood groups with a turn-key community solar solution, including signing up subscribers, site development, financing, and customer management. They are not going to solve climate change or truly switch this nation to clean energy unless everyone is involved, not just the affluent. Solar shouldn't be about creating new consumers, but rather about creating strong communities.

The company is putting a diverse set of skills and experiences to work in the community solar business. Neighborhood Sun specializes in customer acquisition and accounts management for local solar projects. Their unique approach entails working from the ground-up with all the interested stakeholders and local leaders. They know how to work with diverse organizations to create and execute programs to get members and stakeholders to join together for community solar.

We want to change the world by creating more clean energy, stronger communities, and demonstrating that business can be a force for good through our innovative community solar business.

The Change We Seek®

Neighborhood Sun wants to use community solar as a vehicle to fight climate change, support local economies, and build stronger communities. In order to do that, the company is prioritizing working with fellow B Corps or local partners, encouraging economic growth that respects the planet and is mindful of different social outcomes.

The core of the business model is the "community" part within a community solar project. That means that the company does community level marketing through local non profits and other partners when possible. Neighborhood Sun's goal is ultimately to create valuable assets for the communities most in need, providing local revenue, jobs, and clean renewable energy.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

39
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
100
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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