Why a Solar Energy Company Became a B Corp
B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
A&R Solar is a team of smart, environmentally conscious specialists who design and install solar energy systems for homeowners, businesses, and government agencies. The company was founded in 2007 as an employee owned venture in Seattle, Washington. As one of the first contractors dedicated to solar installations in Washington State, A&R Solar empowers its customers by helping them take their energy futures into their own hands while minimizing their carbon footprints.
We started A&R Solar with the idea of changing the way business was done in the world. We wanted to build a business structure that focused on respect for our employees, our customers, our community, and our planet. We believe that by aligning our personal values with our business, we will achieve incredible results.
The Change We Seek
We conduct business on a Triple Bottom Line model, measuring success by the social, environmental, and economic impacts we make. By delivering solar energy solutions to homeowners and commercial companies, our activities are slowing the destructive effects of climate change. And at the same time, our customers are gaining energy independence while supporting a local, green economy. This can be seen as a win-win-win, with the results being a cleaner, safer planet, increased energy independence, and a robust local economy.
Our purpose is to build a great company, with great people, and great results. By helping homeowners and businesses embrace liberating technologies, we power what’s next.