B Impact Report

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Amicus Solar Cooperative

Solar equipment, project finance, and marketing services.
Certified Since: November, 2015
Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Sector: Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

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103.5

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Amicus Solar Cooperative was founded in 2011 with the mission to support independent solar energy businesses working to create a market solution to climate change. Initially, the primary function of the purchasing cooperative was to aggregate the buying power of the member companies to attain better pricing on equipment. They chose the cooperative model for its egalitarian structure, whereby members own the company, each have one vote, and share equally in the profit. This model is well established in other industries, but is very unique to the solar world.

While the initial concept was narrow in scope, the cooperative has grown into a true community of like-minded solar energy companies, who share ideas, best practices, and business opportunities. The people involved have formed a trusted support network where they can seek advice on their business problems, and not feel so alone in navigating the challenges of the very dynamic solar industry. Amicus Solar Cooperative incorporates the interests of many stakeholders: members, suppliers, and customers and employees of the member companies when they make decisions. They believe that this is truly a better way to do business, and it is aligned with cooperative values as well.

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