Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Solar
On September 30, 2021, SunPower launched SunPower 25X25, a set of comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) commitments designed to ensure the benefits of home solar and storage serve American families, job seekers and businesses that have been historically underserved.
SunPower 25X25 has set goals to achieve the following by the close of the 2025 fiscal year:
Increasing Workforce Diversity
25% of our workforce is represented by Black and Hispanic/Latinx people; 40% of our workforce is represented by women.
Expanding Access for Customers
25% of our new U.S. residential customers are made up of people who live in disadvantaged communities.
Ensuring Industry Equity
25% of new dealers and subcontractors we work with are businesses owned by women or people of color.
SunPower has identified three keystone projects that will support the success of the long-term goals outlined above:
Develop and deploy a full-scale workforce development program with emphasis placed on supporting our growing residential installation teams across the country.
Develop alternative financing options that make solar accessible to more homeowners.
Establish a new dealer diversity accelerator program leveraging new partnerships with women- and minority-owned business organizations.