PV Squared

Solar Design, Installation and Maintenance

Greenfield, Massachusetts

United States


About PV Squared

PV Squared is a licensed and accredited solar energy design and installation company based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, serving residential, commercial, and institutional clients throughout the region. The company was established in 2002 as a worker-owned cooperative, promoting solar power for sustainable communities. PV Squared currently employs 23 people, including state-licensed electricians, construction supervisors, and other professionals certified by NABCEP, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Employees hold leadership positions with the non-profit Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives (VAWC), and in several other regional clean energy industry associations.

We became a B Corp to establish an ongoing formal connection to a recognized nonprofit organization that can perform independent assessments of our business performance. We also believe there will be valuable networking, learning, and information-sharing opportunities with other B Corps. 

The Change We Seek®

PV Squared’s focus on solar energy, efficiency, and other forms of clean energy seeks to transform how energy is generated and used, enhancing a healthy natural environment. PV Squared’s partnering with architects and construction firms, developing solar energy systems for affordable housing, cohousing projects, assisted living centers and others will locally change and strengthen community ties. PV Squared’s organization as a cooperative with employee owners seeks to demonstrate to other businesses that workplace democracy and business responsibility will be an effective framework to enable atransition to a new, healthy economy.


What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2014

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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