Jan. 27, 2022

The Green Energy Space

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 island’s […]

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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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Mar. 12, 2018

Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program Article by Enjoy Lake City

by Enjoy Lake City Click here to read original article Congratulations to Lake City’s Own Hellbent Brewing NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE  For Immediate Release More than 150 Businesses Recognized in First Year of Washington’s Green Business Program   SEATTLE (October 2, 2018) ­– EnviroStars, Washington’s green business program, has helped more than 150 […]

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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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Nov. 27, 2019

Sphere Solar Gears Up For New Project in Rural Kenya

Sphere Solar Energy isn’t just another solar installer. Edwin Wanji started our organization because he believes that solar panels can be a tool to increase community resiliency and help marginalized communities adapt to the realities of climate change. We’ve put a portion of our yearly revenues to support charitable projects that benefit underserved communities, including […]

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Nov. 26, 2019

Sphere Solar Provides Solar Installations for Maasai Town in Kenya

From day one, Sphere Solar Energy has been dedicated to using the power of solar technology to benefit marginalized communities. That means those who don’t have reliable access to electricity, or who can benefit from increased resilience from storms and droughts brought on by climate change. Our Founder and Owner, Edwin Wanji, has pledged to […]

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