Corporate Citizenship

The Eradication of Darkness

Corporate Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship of a Global Solar Leader

In this age of social media and technology, it’s hard to imagine how we could exist without power. However, in some corners of the world, electricity is still not something that is readily available. At SunEdison, we believe that it is possible to power the world through solar energy. We are actively partnering with over 15 countries around the globe to bring renewable energy solutions that help to make a difference in people’s lives.

SunEdison Brings Light to Rural India

In the small village of Meerwada, India, the last rays of sunlight used to mean the end of all daily activities. By bringing solar-generated electricity to this community, SunEdison has built a center that provides a safe environment for after-school studies, meal preparation and family gatherings. For the people of Meerwada, our off-grid solar PV solutions have secured a better energy future and have opened a world of brilliant possibilities. Where this power will take them? We can’t say. But together we are shaping a future that's brighter for everyone.

As a global leader in solar power, we’re using the energy from the sun to bring electricity to the planet by making it accessible and affordable, while maintaining an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. These three pillars are the basis for SunEdison’s corporate social responsibility commitments which link to every aspect of our business through integration into our brand, values, operations and business strategy.

Accessibility: By its very nature, solar power is a renewable energy source that should be available to everyone. SunEdison is committed to the delivery of practical solar energy solutions, and we’ve got the track record to prove it. Our cumulative solar installations total 500 MW of solar energy generating capacity.

Affordability: SunEdison directly enables the revolution in renewable energy throughout the world. It is our goal to reach grid parity for solar energy – making solar cost-competitive with the existing grid power cost. To reach this goal, we are developing innovative technology that will provide value to our customers while significantly lowering costs.

Environmental Stewardship: With great power comes great responsibility. In an industry where global demand for solar solutions is expected to reach 50.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2012, we are fiercely committed to create sustainable solutions that respect the environment. In 2010, our projects helped to offset approximately 94,151 metric tons of CO2 emissions (MTCO2e).

Learn more about SunEdison's background, experience and global footprint.