Twende in the News
Companies take Twende Solar’s Photovoltaic Oath to provide renewable energy to communities in need
Solar Power world - September 2019
Manufacturer Unirac joins solar contractors Elemental Energy and SunPower by Milholland Electric in taking Twende Solar’s Photovoltaic Oath, committing to use their expertise and resources to help further Twende’s mission to empower energy-deficient communities by implementing renewable energy systems worldwide.
Portland Rescue Mission Partners with Twende Solar
KAtu - june 2018
It's a landmark project between two local non-profit organizations. Erin Holcomb from Portland Rescue Mission and Marissa Johnson from Twende Solar joined us to share the installation of a solar energy system at Shepherd's Door and how that will benefit far more than the resident's of the one facility.
Nonprofit Twende Solar Brings Solar Benefits to Portland Rescue Mission
energy trust | November 2018
In October, Energy Trust staff presented a big check to Portland nonprofit Twende Solar for installing solar panels on the Portland Rescue Mission’s Shepherd’s Door facility, a residential addiction recovery program for women and their children.
Massive Nonprofit Installation Helps Portland’s Homeless in a Powerful Way
Solar power world | November 2018 (pages 24-29)
This project size required massive people-power, but Twende had no trouble recruiting area solar companies and other industry workers to help. In fact, it had the opposite problem—so many people were willing to pitch in that some had to be turned down.
Guatemala: Maya Jaguar School Recap
What does it take to install 6.6kW of Washington-made iTek Energy solar modules atop a mountain in Guatemala?
New Solar System Brings Hope and Opportunity to Cambodia School
SunPower | January 2017
The team at Twende Solar spent 10 months planning and raising funds for the solar installation project. In October, a group of 14 volunteers, including myself, traveled to the school for the week-long endeavor.
Cambodia: Stephen Mazujian Middle School Recap
Cambodia has one of the lowest electrification rates in SE Asia with an estimated 6.9 million people living without access to electricity. Where the grid is inaccessible or unreliable, households are forced to rely on expensive car batteries or pollutant diesel generators as power sources—costing as much as $1/kWh (compared to an average of 12 cents in the U.S.).