Who We Are
We are a nonprofit led by women of color.
How We Are Different
We revolutionize the energy system by centering climate-impacted communities through clean energy projects, policy advocacy, and education.
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To co-design a just energy transition that serves all communities
We believe a community-led transition can dismantle monopoly power and authority in the current extractive energy system to build wealth in climate-impacted communities.
In 2014, we were founded by Steph Speirs and Sandhya Murali, on the belief that every household should be able to access affordable clean energy. Since our founding, our board seats a majority of women of color, qualifying Solstice Initiative as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). In 2022 and beyond, our Executive Director Yesenia Rivera leads us in centering climate-impacted communities through clean energy projects, policy, and education.
What they say
Community members lead the decision-making on our clean energy projects.
"The beauty of collaborating with multiple people and organizations is they bring different perspectives and ideas that you wouldn’t have been able to think of on your own."
"Hats off to Solstice Initiative for really leaning in to understand how we can make an entire decision-making process typically involved in a solar development project more community-focused and community-centric."
MORE ABOUT US
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Inclusive Energy Research
In 2022, Energy Allies raised over $270,000 to expand research into how to make our energy system more inclusive.
Community Advisory Board
In 2022, Energy Allies committed 45% of our project funding to facilitating our Boston Community Solar Cooperative.
In 2022, Energy Allies raised $75,000 to develop our energy system educational programming and resources.
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Community-led project technical assistance
In 2022, Energy Allies raised $360,124 for clean energy projects led by and for communities.
Director of Development
Community Engagement Coordinator
Energy Equity Fellow