Dec. 22, 2022

Shark Garden Goes Solar

With its 3D-printed hydrotowers, a solar-powered water pump, and an automated seed planting device named Farmbot, Shark Garden may be the most technologically advanced community garden in Burien. “If a weed grows where it’s not supposed to,” said Taryn Koerker, co-founder of Shark Garden, “Farmbot stabs an arm into the dirt and eliminates it.” Now […]

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Aug. 05, 2022

Suquamish Solar Celebration

Sphere Solar Energy | Poulsbo, WA / July 12, 2022 The Suquamish tribe has taken decisive action to address the global climate crisis with the completion of a 68-panel solar array atop its Family & Friends Center. Installed by Sphere Solar Energy, the 32.6 kW system will produce about 30,000 kWh of clean, zero-emissions electricity […]

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Jun. 20, 2022

Students Explore Solar Careers

By Sphere Solar Energy – Lake City, Seattle/May 2022 Over 100 students participated in a Solar 101 Career Exploration workshop presented by Sphere Solar Energy as part of a Climate Day of Action at Nathan Hale High School. Students got to see a demonstration of how a solar panel converts the sun’s rays into clean […]

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Jan. 27, 2022

Resilient Power for Puerto Rico

The story of how a group of friends came together to make a large impact for an environmental school over three thousand miles from their hometown. By Sphere Solar Energy – Puerto Rico/January 2022 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, as a deadly Category 4 storm, with 175 mph winds devastating the […]

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Jul. 06, 2021

Shiloh Baptist Church Hosts A Solar Energy 101 Community Workshop

By Kristine Coman – Taken from Hilltop Action Journal, June-July 2021 As you may know, Shiloh Baptist Church won a $50,000 Grant from the Evergreen Options Program to help with the purchase and installation of on-site renewable energy projects. Shiloh chose Sphere Solar Energy the only minority-owned solar contractor in the region to lead the […]

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Dec. 30, 2021

Sphere Solar Energy: Powering Communities from Mercer Island to Kenya

By Eric Laschever Click here to read original article What do a Maasai village, a Puerto Rican school, the City of Mercer Island, and Spark Northwest have in common? The answer: Edwin Wanji, founder of Seattle-based Sphere Solar Energy, a community installer for Spark Northwest’s Solarize Program. Growing up in Kenya, Edwin learned to appreciate […]

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Dec. 13, 2018

Can Solar Help Safeguard Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico?

by Manola Secaira Click here to read original article The week Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in October 2017, Mark Méndez found himself talking to a friend, Edwin Wanji, in North Seattle’s Hellbent Brewing. While disaster stories and images inundated local TV stations, Méndez knew his own father, the mayor of a Puerto Rican town […]

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Apr. 09, 2019

How a Seattle Solar Entrepreneur First Saw the Light in Rural Kenya

by Manola Secaira Click here to read original article Edwin Ngugi Wanji first came across solar panels while dissecting calculators as a kid. Now he’s teaching the power of solar to kids in Seattle and across the world. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. The electrical grid was not […]

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Aug. 01, 2018

Small Business of the Month: Sphere Solar Energy

by Laura Bet Click here to read original article Growing up in Kenya, Edwin Ngugi Wanji says he was the kind of kid who was always “trying to figure out how stuff works.” “A solar panel on my mom’s little calculator was always very fascinating to me, and I pulled a lot of those out […]

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Jul. 27, 2021

Getting Started With Our Mobile App

So your panels have been installed and you’re ready to start enjoying the benefits of clean solar energy! At this point you may be wondering how to use or monitor your new system.  Your system comes equipped with the Enlighten App With the Enlighten App which allows you to review your production and consumption, as […]

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