Featured Initiatives

Help us empower marginalized communities


Sphere One is currently working with the Oloolaimutia Primary School in Kenya to build a solar-powered water pump to provide clean, affordable and reliable water to 1000+ students and their community. Together, with the help of local contractors, teachers, parents, community elders, and you we can improve the quality of life for so many. Join Sphere One in making a difference worldwide!


Sphere One wants to help organizations that serve minority communities by generating energy savings so that more resources are available for core services. Additionally, we want to increase the visibility of clean energy in minority communities so that nearby residents have a better understanding of solar technology and its viability.

Resilience Solar Program

We are launching a new solar campaign that promises discounts and incentivizes community action. 

  • We are very excited about our new Resilience Solar program. The goal of this program is to complete 10 installations on small businesses, nonprofits, and public entities that provide services to minority communities in the Puget Sound region.

  • By combining different sources of funds, we hope to offer solar installations that are discounted by 50% - 75%. And our team can work with your organization to help arrange a loan for any remaining costs.

  • The Resilience Solar program is currently accepting participants, and we will continue to do so through the end of January 2021.

Review the criteria below to see if your organization qualifies -

  1. Commercial properties only
  2. Organizations – small business, nonprofits, or public entities – must primarily serve minority communities
  3. Organizations must own the property or have a long-term lease agreement
  4. Preference is given to organizations in the Puget Sound region
  5. Preference is given to projects that are between 5 and 20 kW in size
  6. We will not consider sites that have a scheduled completion date after 9/2021

If your organization is interested in going solar and meets the above criteria, then we want to hear from you. Also, please share this webpage and help us spread the word about this opportunity!

Program Contact: [email protected]

International Projects

  • The founder of Sphere One – Edwin Wanji – is from Kenya. He cares deeply about giving back to communities like the one he grew up in, because he knows that simple solar technology creates profound improvements in life quality for rural families in marginalized countries.

  • Our team has completed three international projects, and we will soon break ground on a fourth project for a solar-powered water pump at a rural school in Kenya. These projects are completed at no cost to the community. And we train locals so they know how to independently maintain the equipment.

  • Follow the links below to learn more about upcoming projects and others we have previously completed.

  • Water Pump in Kenya

    We are currently in the process of developing this project. When completed, the recipient school in Kenya will obtain a reliable solar-powered water pump that saves time, saves many, and provides numerous health benefits for students and community members.

  • School in Puerto Rico

    In 2017, Hurricane Maria caused severe damage to the electricity grid that powered this school in Puerto Rico. Our team worked closely with other organizations to install a solar array so that this school had access to energy despite the grid disruptions. The future for these students looks more resilient.

  • Community Solar in Kenya

    Edwin returned to his home country of Kenya in order to help the rural Maasia community. Solar panels and batteries were provided to each household, enabling them to power lights at night and to charge devices with internet access so they could manage micro-loans and monitor commodity prices.

Education and Training

Solar 101 Workshops/Career Exploration/Lake City Young Leaders/Partnerships with local High Schools/Internships

  • Sphere specializes in workforce development training, including educational presentations on clean energy technologies, industry trends, and career pathways.

  • Recipient of Seattle Office of Economic Development ‘Career Connected Learning’ grant for clean energy program planning

  • Partnership with Sustainability Ambassadors youth education program supporting internship opportunities

  • Educational presentations / facilitation with community-based organizations and project kick-off workshops

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