Sungevity

Solar Electricity Systems

Oakland, California

United States

sungevity.com

About Sungevity

Sungevity is the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company that designs, installs, and finances residential solar electric systems. They seek to make solar installation more accessible and affordable to the community by providing education about solar energy, an online iQuote process that relieves the hassle of home visits, and various lease options to remove any financial burden. It’s solar savings made easy.

We became a B Corporation because we believe that improving the process of going solar provides a critical service to the community. Our founders wanted to respect the interests of all our stakeholders in the creation of our company & incorporate our commitment to best business practices.

Sungevity has a unique approach to help you go solar: you can learn about solar energy and get a free, personalized iQuote for a lease on a system within 24 hours--all online before you make a payment. They use satellite images and aerial photography to assess your roof remotely, and accurately determine your home's solar potential. Sungevity consultants then personally designs two to five system options for you, taking into account all available rebates and incentives in your area to provide you with the most accurate quote available. Most traditional solar companies need to come to your house to do this, but Sungevity and its Network of Preferred Installers want to save you time and money by bringing this process online.

The Change We Seek®

Sungevity is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible solar installation in order to combat the changing climate as well as contribute to the rising clean energy economy as a community.

• Sungevity's mission is to increase the amount of solar installed on Earth 700-fold before 2054 in order to meet the challenge of global warming by constantly making it easier and more affordable.

• They aim to not only scale a pure solution to climate change, but, create new green-collar jobs and economic development opportunities in the clean energy economy.

• By creating and spreading “ sunshine online,” Sungevity aims to build communities across the country that are dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and moving forward to a clean energy economy.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2007
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
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80

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Installs solar energy systems for homes; Organizes a commuter bike program and facilitates clean commuting; % of renewables used increased annually; 50% of suppliers environmentally reviewed/audited

Workers: Covers 100% of employee healthcare premiums; 100% of employees offered reimbursement for continued education; 3 weeks of paid vacation

Community: Office equipment and supplies sourced locally in Oakland; Helps fundraise and support non-profit partnership organizations; Employee-run volunteer connection program; >25% of employees take time off for community service

Sungevity - Disclosure Questionnaire

2014 Best for the World Environment

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News

• Sungevity Company Press Page Go»
• Sungevity in the San Francisco Chronicle Go»