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1% Pledge

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Positive social contributions are as important as financial returns

Pledge 1% invites all entrepreneurs and their companies to commit resources (equity, product, time or profit) to support integrating philanthropy into their business starting at an early stage.

Mission-Driven Organization

Our community expects their local companies to serve social purposes. At Big Sun Solar, prosperity is not solely delivered through financial performance but also by making a positive contribution to society.

That’s why we took the 1% pledge—where 1% of our gross profit is given back to the community as donations, in-kind services or educational sponsorships.

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Our Contributions

SA Will Smith Zoo School

2017

Big Sun Solar donates in-kind services and equipment to the Will Smith Zoo School in San Antonio to help them achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Full Goods building

2018

Big Sun Solar, in partnership with Silver Ventures and the Pearl, donates solar equipment from the Full Goods Building solar repower project to the Alamo College District St. Philip’s College Power Generation and Alternative Energy program.

Big Sun Solar donates in-kind services to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Bishop Jones Center, to help bring solar energy to their new Cathedral Park pavilion.

Pinch Boilhouse

2019

Through generous contributions from 3 foundations (80/20, Microsoft, San Antonio Area Foundation), Big Sun launches the “Solar Assistance Program” for families that fall under the 80% Area Median Income threshold. Solar energy should be available to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Pinch boilhouse

2020

Big Sun Solar assists local eatery, The Pinch Boilhouse, by purchasing enough gift cards to cover staff salaries during their temporary closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SA Food Bank line

2021

When the San Antonio Food Bank experienced an issue with their rooftop solar array installed by a previous solar provider, Big Sun Solar stepped in to inspect, repair and recommission their installation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Antonio Food Bank experienced a double in demand for food, from feeding 60,000 families per week to 120,000 families per week.

SA Will Smith Zoo School

2017

Big Sun Solar donates in-kind services and equipment to the Will Smith Zoo School in San Antonio to help them achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Full Goods building

2018

Big Sun Solar, in partnership with Silver Ventures and the Pearl, donates solar equipment from the Full Goods Building solar repower project to the Alamo College District St. Philip’s College Power Generation and Alternative Energy program.

Big Sun Solar donates in-kind services to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Bishop Jones Center, to help bring solar energy to their new Cathedral Park pavilion.

Pinch Boilhouse

2019

Through generous contributions from 3 foundations (80/20, Microsoft, San Antonio Area Foundation), Big Sun launches the “Solar Assistance Program” for families that fall under the 80% Area Median Income threshold. Solar energy should be available to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Pinch boilhouse

2020

Big Sun Solar assists local eatery, The Pinch Boilhouse, by purchasing enough gift cards to cover staff salaries during their temporary closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SA Food Bank line

2021

When the San Antonio Food Bank experienced an issue with their rooftop solar array installed by a previous solar provider, Big Sun Solar stepped in to inspect, repair and recommission their installation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Antonio Food Bank experienced a double in demand for food, from feeding 60,000 families per week to 120,000 families per week.