Solar Power to the People: Solar Schools Community Partnership in MA

Next Step Living and SolSolution, two Boston-based clean energy companies, are coordinating their community outreach to provide the solar energy solutions for homes and schools.

Boston, MA, June 01, 2012 --( On the heels of last month's Solarize Massachusetts announcement, Next Step Living and SolSolution are teaming up to bring even more solar to communities around Massachusetts and Connecticut. As specialists in residential energy efficiency, Next Step Living is committed to reducing home energy consumption and providing residential solar solutions to help residents live a more sustainable lifestyle. SolSolution's school-specific solar expertise will further allow communities to make an impact by providing effective solar solutions for schools, which includes educating students and the community.

“We believe that the work of SolSolution will have a lasting, positive impact on communities for generations to come, and we are excited to be a part of this program. The net impact of having both schools and residents going solar, combined with residential energy efficiency, will play a significant role in continuing to improve the environment and economy of the communities we live and work in.”
-- Gabe Shapiro, VP of Outreach, Next Step Living

By working together, SolSolution and Next Step Living offer neighborhoods a unique opportunity to bring solar power to their homes and schools, establishing tightly-knit green communities. With this partnership, SolSolution will receive a donation for every home that goes solar with Next Step Living to support the development of solar power at nearby schools. Not only will homeowners be able to reduce their own costs by adopting solar power, but they will also support the development of solar power for schools in their broader community.

“We are ecstatic to be partnering with Next Step Living to bring solar power to individuals and schools across Massachusetts and beyond. Next Step Living’s commitment to investing in our next generation with SolSolution will play a critical role in our growth as the leading solar schools provider.”
-- Dr. Soren Harrison, CEO & Founder, SolSolution

With Next Step Living and SolSolution, both homeowners and students can learn about and adopt financially sound clean energy options. Both organizations believe that awareness and education are key components of a sustainable community. By understanding the energy options available to them, residents and schools can save money on electricity, protect our planet, and invest in their future.

Homeowners and schools, follow the link to go solar today

About Next Step Living
Next Step Living is a residential energy efficiency company, providing whole home solutions, including weatherization and solar, to the greater New England area. We are a socially-conscious, environmentally focused, results-driven organization dedicated to helping our customers lower their energy bills, increase the comfort of their homes, and reduce their carbon footprint.

We run our business one home at a time, but we also realize the only way to ensure lasting change is to make a large scale impact. Through collaborative efforts with major utilities, communities, employers, and nonprofit partners, we strive to help bring social, economic, and environmental change to cities and towns across the country.

About SolSolution
SolSolution’s mission is to simultaneously generate clean, renewable electricity and increase the quality of education in underprivileged schools. We install solar panels at schools at no up-front cost to decrease electricity expenses and thereby increase educational budgets. Furthermore, SolSolution reinvests its profits from the sale of the solar-generated electricity into educational programming in STEM, solar, and green entrepreneurship for all of its partner schools and provides cash grants exclusively for low-income schools.
Dr. Soren Harrison