Launched in Baltimore, WeSolar is the first Black-Owned solar energy company, whose mission is to provide access and serve communities with solar power that are under-resourced. In addition to serving communities they also have the plan to assist commercial properties with energy efficiency. Currently WeSolar provides access to their services to Maryland resident regardless of the type of property they live in. 
Founded by a Black woman, Kristal Hansley has an outstanding background that prepared her for pursuing her idea of WeSolar. While working on Capitol Hill, the State of Maryland passed laws to provide residents with the option of solar energy, which would ultimately help them reduce the cost of electricity. After this experience, Hansley became the Director of Government and Community Relations for Neighborhood Sun, which is a solar company for the state. Here she accomplished the goal of helping thousands of consumers save on their utility bills. For her full career background, click here​​​​​​​

Kristal Hansley, Founder & CEO of WeSolar | Photo via WeSolar

Photo via WeSolar

Once Hansley felt it was time to move foward with her business venture, she used her knowledge gained from her previous work, and also landed her a mentorship with Neighborhood Sun to help WeSolar come to life. 
Currently, Hansley is the first African American CEO within the solar industry, serves on the Steering Committee for Baltimore People Climate Movement, and on the Board of Directors of Maryland Baptist Aged Home, just to name a few things. ​​​​​​​
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