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A blog entry by BlocPower CEO Donnel Baird on working with the Clinton Global Initiative to make clean energy accessible to America’s inner cities.
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Those include BrightCurrent, which helps funnel residential solar customers to installation companies; Standard Microgrid, which is bringing solar systems combined with storage to underserved communities in Africa; BlocPower, which aims to aggregate nonprofit, small business and property owners into groups to buy lower-cost solar and energy efficiency projects; and a company is called What Up that is working on financial services software that would make solar leases more readily available to customers with less-than-stellar credit.
Read the full article by Diane Cardwell in the New York Times here.
BlocPower CEO Donnel Baird is recognized as one of 8 Columbia Business School alumni (including Warren Buffett!) who are delivering on important social missions. Find the article here.
Lack of job opportunities for young black men is a serious problem. But so is an inability for small businesses and nonprofits to find the money to retrofit and green their operations, along with the urgent need to slash CO2 emissions.
Donnel Baird’s fledgling New York City-based startup BlocPower aims to do something about all of those problems. “We’re targeting jobs, carbon emission reduction and financial returns,” he says. “It’s complex.”
See full article by Anne Field for Forbes.com here.
Mr. Nuru turned to BlocPower, a nonprofit group that performed a “green audit” on his 17-year-old barbershop. As a result of the inspection, he was convinced to replace the lights in his shop with more efficient, longer-lasting options.
The audit estimated that a one-time lighting investment of between $3,000 and $5,000 would save the barber between $450 and $2,000 a year on his energy bills, said Decker Ngongang, a program manager at Echoing Green…
Read the full article by Richard Morgan published in the Wall Street Journal here.