Let’s Talk About Solar

Honestly, the solar industry is a bit of a mess. Solar is often represented in ways that are confusing, misleading, and even downright predatory. A lot of specialized knowledge is needed both technically and financially to understand a bid, and far too often the people who possess this knowledge wield it at the expense (literally!) of others.  It can be a challenge to weed out the dishonest elements and identify the straight shooters.

Kinship was founded because we see the current state of affairs as an invitation for good actors to step in and do things right.  There is plenty of room for improvement!

If you’ve been looking into solar, then you probably already know why it’s a good idea to steer clear of large corporate brands. Going local and avoiding the big guys means your solar project represents a sizeable percentage of your installer’s work for the year, and accordingly, you are given more personal time and attention. Working with reputable, experienced contractors from your community ensures your installation isn’t just a hasty, copy-paste job, reduced to a line entry in a stranger’s monthly quota. Important details don’t get lost in the shuffle as easily when your installer lives and dies by their (often very public) reputation!  On top of that, you can take pride in reinvesting in your local economy.

Now that the stage is set, here’s how Kinship Solar fits in.

Kinship’s Role

 Our mission is three-fold:  Generate substantial funding for local, small-scale nonprofits; increase accessibility to rooftop solar with a focus on lower-income communities; and keep money in the community by partnering with small-scale, locally owned solar companies.

Committed to supporting local nonprofits, Kinship has partnered with a select few local solar installers to establish a  charity solar rate!

Due in no small part to the generosity of our longstanding solar partners, Kinship is able to offer an   installation price-point well below market rate for the area, while  donating a significant portion of each project to a local charity. This is only possible through the collective of our charity and solar partners, so big thanks to both!

Join the Kinship Network

Become a solar household + support a local nonprofit!


Homeowners:  Go ahead and choose your charity!

Local nonprofits:  Interested in a partnership?  Apply here!