Sourcing Renewables - March 16, 2021
ACORE chooses 15 RE companies for new acceleration program
Fifteen companies were selected to participate in the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Accelerate membership program and will benefit from the program’s networking opportunities for small renewable energy businesses.
The first cohort for the program will include 548 Capital, Clearloop, Full Service Solar LLC, IberSun North America, Lyssy Energy Enterprises, Navajo Power, Panamint Capital, Reneu Energy, Solar Stewards, Sole Trader Renewable Energy, SUNTEX, Terran Material Resources, The Booker Group, Upepo Group, and WeSolar.
“We’re thrilled to have this impressive group of companies join our organization,” Gregory Wetstone, ACORE president and CEO, said in a statement. “Our hope is that the Accelerate program will help ensure that business leaders in the renewable energy economy better reflect the diversity of our society. Equitable representation is important to us here at ACORE and is central to increasing the availability of affordable, pollution-free renewable energy to American communities.”
Accelerate members will receive Support-level membership, event access, networking opportunities, eligibility for pro bono services and thought leadership opportunities over their two-year membership period. ACORE launched the Accelerate program in the hope of attracting smaller renewable energy companies owned and operated by women and people of color.
The Accelerate membership program was first launched in December with a goal to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the renewable energy sector.