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Meet The Woman Behind The First Black-Owned Community Solar Energy Company | Black Enterprise

Meet The Woman Behind The First Black-Owned Community Solar Energy Company | Black Enterprise

Kristal Hansley, WeSolar, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, Wriit,

By Dana Givens, Black Enterprise

Solar energy is promised to be the new source of our power as we move into the future. It is important that as this new sector experiences rapid growth that we also work to make sure it is accessible to everyone and not just a select few. According to a recent PwC Global Power & Utilities Survey, 97% of utility executives across the globe expect a medium to high-level of disruption in their main home markets by 2020. Meet the Black woman making sure Black communities have access to solar power.

After extensive work in government, entrepreneur and advocate Kristal Hansley launched her community solar farm company, WeSolar Energy with the goal to provide underserved and underfunded communities access to solar energy. “During my time leading the Community Affairs policy at Congresswoman Eleanor Norton’s office, Maryland passed new laws to increase the use of solar energy across the state. I saw how effectively solar could reduce the cost of electricity for households, and decided to get involved in the emerging world of community solar,” said Hansley in an email interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE.

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Air Pollution, Environmentalism, Green, ECO, African American Communities, Black Communities, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, Wriit,

Featured Image, Image via WeSolar Energy/Alex McSwain
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