Meet the CEO behind the 1st black-owned community solar energy company

Meet the CEO behind the 1st black-owned community solar energy company

- Kristal Hansley is the founder of WeSolar Energy

- WeSolar Energy is a solar farm company that provides under-served communities access to solar energy

- Hansley inked her name in the history books as the woman behind the first black-owned community solar energy company

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Kristal Hansley is breaking barriers and impacting communities with her community solar farm company, WeSolar Energy.

As an entrepreneur and advocate with the struggles of under-served communities at heart, Hansley established her own company to provide these communities access to solar energy.

Hansley worked as the lead of the Community Affairs Policy with Congresswoman Eleanor Norton and witnessed, first hand, the need for solar energy to be made available to communities that do not have access.

Meet the lady CEO behind the 1st black-owned community solar energy company

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She realised how the effectiveness of solar could reduce the cost of electricity for households.

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With this knowledge, she decided to get involved in the emerging world of community solar.

Through her company, Hansley has built solar farms for under-served communities to use local utility grid.

Explaining how people can access blocks of electricity, she said ‘‘Customers can either subscribe to blocks of electricity or purchase a portion of the solar panels.’’

She further stated that households can sign up on the company’s website.

When they do, ‘‘renewable energy credits are added to their electric bills from their allotted energy production.”

Hansley believes that bringing solar farms to under-served neighbourhoods means bringing community solar energy to communities that have not had it before.

At a time when the world is struggling to deal with a pandemic, these farms help create economic resilience and alleviate economic uncertainty for those who have been historically marginalised. recently reported that at just 28 years old, Caroline Esinam Adzogble, an inspiring Ghanaian born multi-award winning entrepreneur and educationist, runs her own accredited international college.

As a successful entrepreneur, educationist, business coach, diversity maverick, and advocate for women and girls in technology, her highly remarkable achievements have become an inspiration.

With this feat, she makes history as the youngest woman in Ghana and in Africa to have launched her very own accredited international university named Potters International College. highlights that she established Potters International College in 2016 when she was just 24-years old.

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