“Community solar means you don’t have to worry about installing anything on your home. You can buy a portion of a neighborhood shared solar farm, and switch to solar that way. It’s a subscription model, so you don’t pay anything upfront.”
Steph Speirs started her career working for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, which led her to policy work in the Middle East and solar product deployment and renewable energy investments in India and Pakistan. Her experiences and passion for economic mobility led her to launch Solstice, an organization making solar understandable, affordable, and accessible to every U.S. household. Tune in to hear Steph’s journey toward creating a just and equitable world for all. Steph discusses experiences as a first-generation American, entering spaces of privilege, using her privilege to create opportunities and access for those locked out, how being a CEO is like being a community organizer, and how Solstice is creating economic mobility and justice within the climate action movement.
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