Steph Speirs from Solstice won both The ELLE Impact Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Banana Republic No Boundaries Award.
Solstice was awarded a grant of $1.5 million by the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to research and develop technologies that expand the use and lower the cost of solar for underserved communities.
Melissa, Elemental Excelerator Chief of Staff, recently sat down with Steph to talk about the inflection points in her life that led her to co-found Solstice and how the company is working to democratize access to renewable energy.
More and more “wacky” ideas are coming to fruition to solve the complex problems facing our planet, and many of the innovators and pioneers putting forth these solutions are women.
Solstice was named one of five 2019 American ventures for SheEO, an ecosystem that supports female innovators.
ELLE and INCO presented The Impact Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Solstice Co-Founder and CEO Steph Speirs.
This year, SheEO conducted its third round of contributions to women-led ventures for social good. With help from the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, Solstice received generous support.
By many measures, community solar is on the rise. In the last year, it’s driven a large portion of solar growth.
Community solar farms in our area, such as the one in Laurens promoted by Solstice, and developed by Delaware River Solar, drop the cost of using solar for electricity.
We know that for the whole of the energy industry’s history, all the benefits in energy systems have been unevenly distributed. It’s time to make a change.