Groundswell Builds Community Power

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Groundswell develops community solar projects and programs that connect solar power with economic empowerment. We believe that clean energy is a necessity, not a luxury; we’re all in this together; and we can’t afford to leave our neighbors in need behind. 

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Sharing Power: How It Works

Community solar lets you share power with your neighbors.

When you subscribe to a Groundswell project, we share solar savings with an Empowered household, low-income neighbors who struggle with the burden of high energy bills. Learn More

SUBSCRIBE & SHARE POWER

You can purchase locally produced solar energy from a community power project if you live nearby. When you subscribe, you share power with low-income neighbors and help them reduce their bills.

HOST A COMMUNITY POWER PROJECT

If you own a building, parking lot, or undeveloped land, you can host a Community Power Project that produces solar electricity for your neighborhood. Share power with community solar and expand your mission.

Groundswell Stories

  • LIFT Needs Your Data!

    LIFT Needs Your Data!

    Calls for Shared Data to Benefit LMI Families

    The LIFT collaborative research project, led by Groundswell, is asking for clean energy program data (efficiency and/or solar programming) from stakeholders nationwide to support its research. LIFT’s analyses will benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) families by informing the creation of a ‘tool kit’ of optimal clean energy program and financing designs to serve LMI families with fairly priced, unsubsidized access to solar energy.

    December 27, 2019

  • The Washington Order of Discalced Carmelite Friars Project Blessing

    The Washington Order of Discalced Carmelite Friars Project Blessing

    On Monday October 21, 2019, Groundswell hosted a blessing event to celebrate the completion of our 151 kilowatt community solar project located at the Monastery of Washington Province of Friars of the Discalced Carmelite. The project was born out of the Discalced Carmelite Friars desire to establish a greater connection with the community surrounding the monastery and make a positive contribution to it as part of their mission of service. The event also served as the official launch of Groundswell’s Share Power™ Community Solar Program.

    November 07, 2019

  • Our Road to Groundswell: The Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

    Our Road to Groundswell: The Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

    The Monastery of Our Lady Mt. Carmel in northeast Washington, DC is located on a serene, 5-acre campus that is home to the Discalced Carmelite Friars. The Discalced Carmelite Friars of Washington, DC are called to a quiet life of prayer, contemplation and service. They are seeking to establish a greater connection with the community surrounding the monastery and make a positive contribution to it as part of their mission of service.

    September 25, 2019

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