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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Nov. 25, 2019

What makes Sphere Solar different from other Seattle solar companies?

If you’re thinking about getting solar panels installed on your property, the most important decision you’ll have to make is who you choose to trust with your project. Whether you go with high-efficiency panels or not, standard or ballasted mounting systems, your solar provider will be the one handling every detail of your installation. To […]

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Nov. 20, 2019

Solarize Northwest: Bringing Solar to 45 Mercer Island Households

Back in 2015, when we started Sphere Solar, we had a vision: to bring well-designed and impeccably installed solar arrays to every Seattle-area household that wanted one. We’ve since completed hundreds of solar installations across the state of Washington, and we had the opportunity to expand that work even further when local non-profit Spark Northwest […]

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Aug. 15, 2018

Empowering Sustainable Agriculture with Solar Energy

In 2015, Climatescope found Honduras’ power outages to be highly frequent and of long duration. Sphere Solar Energy has chosen to work with Universidad Nacional de Agricultura(UNAG) in Olancho, Honduras to install solar panels. UNAG offers education to mostly grant recipients in programs like Vegetable and Animal production, Agricultural Engineering and Economics, Natural Resources, and others. […]

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Aug. 10, 2018

Bringing Reliable Solar Power to a Haitian Orphange

Sphere Solar Energy is excited to partner with the Cliff Avril Family Foundation and WE to install solar panels on an orphanage in Haiti. This project will bring an energy to a community in need, opening a multitude of new opportunities. We believe in the empowerment that energy independence brings to communities across the world. […]

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