Oct. 18, 2023

Seattle Mayor Congratulates Clean Energy Job Trainees

Sphere Solar Energy was honored to have Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell visit the office and personally congratulate the stellar participants of the Clean Energy Career Pathway (CECP) program. With the transition to a sustainable economy upon us, Mayor Harrell also recognized the imperative to tackle the climate crisis in a way that is fair and […]

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Apr. 28, 2023

Training a Diverse Clean Energy Workforce

Sphere Solar Energy is breaking down barriers and putting up solar panels, with community! Sphere welcomed a new cohort into the Clean Energy Career Pathways (CECP) internship program this spring. In 2022, Sphere launched the CECP program in partnership with the City of Seattle. Now in its second year, the CECP program continues its mission […]

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Mar. 02, 2023

Solar Energy for a Tacoma “Oasis”

“What is that on your roof?” That’s the question Tim Thomas, executive director of the Oasis of Hope Center, expects people to ask when they see the nonprofit’s new solar array. Thomas envisions it as starting educational conversations about renewable energy at the community center which provides youth services in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. […]

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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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