Our customers are the true leaders of our region’s Green Collar Economy, enabling Solar States to provide free solar trainings to inner-city Philadelphians, family-sustaining jobs to 40+ employees (including many students from our free training programs), and access to solar for low-moderate income Philadelphians. Below is a summary of our installation for Yards Brewery and the City Archives on Spring Garden Street, one of 800+ installations enabling our mission-driven model for solar to thrive!

The SoNo Project

This 740 kW solar array is made up of approximately 2,000 solar panels, providing power to Yards Brewing Company and the City Archives at 5th and Spring Garden, Philadelphia.

Governor Wolf praises Solar States, partners for SoNo project:


Throughout the installation, we invited students from the PowerCorps PHL program onto the roof to learn about the process. Anthony and Thomas, two Solar States employees and graduates of the PowerCorps PHL program, worked on the SoNo installation!

This project is located at 500 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, PA:

Our success is your success.

In 2008, not long after we’d heard Van Jones speak about the coming Green Collar Economy at the Academy of Natural Sciences, we launched with a dual-mission to educate and install. We knew that, in order to accomplish our objective of making the rise of solar a benefit to ALL in our communities, we had to design a business model that wasn’t industry standard.

Here is a quick overview of our model, and the outputs it has produced for our diverse array of communities in the Philadelphia region. This model is impossible without long-term, healthy partnerships with local institutions and community leaders. We’ve had A LOT of help along the way.

The SoNo installation and the 800+ others we have developed since 2008 have enabled this model to thrive. THANK YOU to all involved!!

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About Solar States

Solar States is a solar installer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are a certified B-Corp and Best for the World Nominee in both 2018 and 2019. We can install solar on any roofresidential or commercial – in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland. If you have any questions about a transition to a sustainable energy system for your property, we can answer them.

Founded with a dual mission to install solar and educate the next generation.