In the summer of 2017, several EnterSolar employees formed The Women of EnterSolar group with a simple but…
Every smart business leader knows that, in order to compete at the top of their market, he or she needs to recruit and retain exceptional candidates. Traditionally, implementing a variety of human resource practices — such as creating programs for recent graduates, ensuring streamlined onboarding processes, implementing flexible employee policies and offering professional opportunities — helps attract and retain top talent. While these conventional HR methods are important ways to build the best teams possible, another perhaps surprising way to set your company apart from other competitors in your market is to install a solar system.
The U.S. is surpassing its energy transition phase and quickly normalizing renewable energy as a major resource for clean and reliable power. American businesses are at the forefront of this movement, with many companies creating internal policies for renewable energy procurement. Solar has become a major component in the sustainability initiatives of corporate entities, and solar project economics continue to become more attractive as equipment costs decline and available project structuring alternatives increase. Many U.S. CEOs are taking note of these favorable returns, and top executives from our clients – Bloomberg L.P., Swiss Re, Ricoh and more – have already begun pushing the “solar agenda” in their companies.
EnterSolar’s corporate focus on solar energy is grounded in the rewarding financial returns our clients generate from their systems. However, equally important is the positive impact these systems have on the environment. Solar energy is clean, renewable energy, an integral part of ameliorating climate change, and something that we should all think about on Earth Day.
Most companies want access to renewable energy on a large scale because it allows them to diversify energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to demonstrate leadership in corporate sustainability. And, because the cost of clean energy is declining, more companies can afford clean energy than ever before.
To promote corporate access to affordable renewables, World Resource Institute and the World Wildlife Fund created the “Corporate Renewable Energy Principles” pledge. The pledge consists of six principles that help corporations navigate the process of becoming more energy efficient.