The sun beats down on a community faith group outside a church in Eastern Massachusetts. It’s quite a diverse bunch; faces of all ages, genders, and ethnicities crowd the scene. It’s not the beautiful weather that has brought them together here today, but instead they gather to celebrate the installation of solar panels on their church’s roof.
The installation of this modern infrastructure wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for Resonant Energy—an innovative startup that allows any building — regardless of the owners' income or credit score — to host solar panels in exchange for clean power and energy savings. This innovation expands the solar market to the 51% of U.S homeowners who aren't served by traditional solar offerings.
Resonant Energy fills a role that’s sorely needed for households that lack the capital to purchase solar panels or the credit to be approved for a payment plan.
By grouping many households together and purchasing panels in bulk, Resonant Energy cuts costs to such an extent that they can generate surplus power—power which can then be sold to local nonprofit organizations.
The result is that any homeowner can save money on their utilities, nearby community organizations can purchase affordable renewable power, and the planet grows a little bit greener.
After several successful projects in the Boston area, Resonant Energy is now opening their doors to the New York City market with a new office in the Urban Future Lab, a Brooklyn-based tech incubator.
Their approach to taking New York City into the age of renewables is to partner with local organizations and non-profits. Among their partners is Co-op Power, a consumer-owned clean energy co-operative. Co-op Power’s new organization, The New York City Community Energy Co-op, will launch later this winter.
he partnership between Resonant Energy and Co-op Power comes from a shared history of working together in solar energy. Resonant Energy founders Ben Underwood and Isaac Baker once led the Community Shared Solar division Co-op Power, where they further developed their expertise in solar development. Another of Resonant Energy's partners is the Long Island Progressive Coalition, which is signing up nonprofits for the PowerUp Solar Long Island campaign.
It’s becoming apparent that access to clean energy is more of a necessity than a luxury. Resonant Energy is working to make it a right rather than a privilege. Learn more at resonant.energy.