B Impact Report

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Solar States

Solar PV Installation & Education
Certified Since: August, 2013
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sector: Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

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Solar States was founded in 2008 by Micah Gold-Markel. After running a successful software business for 13 years Micah was looking for a new challenge. After attending a speech by Green For All advocate Van Jones, a light went on in MicahÕs head: connect sustainable energy, education, and economic development using solar energy as the basis to tie it all together. Soon after its founding, Solar States installed one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the city of Philadelphia at that time.

Solar States is taking the opportunity to affect positive environmental and economic change by making a commitment to solar energy project implementation and education. In addition to developing solar projects on schools, homes, and commercial buildings, Solar States is working on connecting Philadelphia students with the green-collar economy through training and jobs. As owners of a Philadelphia-based business, weÕre committed to investing in the regionÕs future and local economy.

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