Twende Solar

We empower energy-deficient communities by implementing renewable energy systems worldwide.

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PORTLAND, OR – EIN 473795108  twendesolar.org

WHO WE ARE
Born from a fierce passion for renewable energy and protecting the world’s beloved ecosystems, the employees of Elemental Energy formed Twende Solar: a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering energy-deficient populations with renewable energy systems. Twende, meaning “let’s go” in Swahili, is indicative of the organization’s proactive capabilities and dedication to sustainable development worldwide. Operated and supported by solar PV industry professionals, Twende bridges the gap between renewable energy experts and energy-poor communities.

MISSION
Empower energy-deficient communities by implementing renewable energy systems worldwide.

VISION
A world with sustainable energy for all is achievable. Renewable energy is the solution for eliminating poverty, strengthening economies, protecting ecosystems, and achieving a more equitable society.

Twende Solar was formed to bridge the gap between renewable energy experts and energy-poor communities. The Photovoltaic (PV) Oath embodies the spirit of the medical profession’s Hippocratic Oath and calls upon the solar industry to join together to empower developing communities worldwide. Without access to reliable electricity, sustainable development cannot happen.

“IT’S THIS RESPONSIBILITY THAT IF YOU HAVE THIS SKILL SET AND KNOWLEDGE AND YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A SITUATION IN WHICH YOU CAN HELP OTHERS, YOU HAVE THIS OATH OF RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO. ALL OF US WHO ARE TRAINED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS, I FEEL WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE OUR ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES TO THOSE IN NEED AND PROVIDE THEM WITH ELECTRICITY.” -JOHN GRIESER, TWENDE CO-FOUNDER AND CO-OWNER OF ELEMENTAL ENERGY

Whether it is through pro bono services, contributing last year’s or cosmetically imperfect solar equipment, or donating a portion of your company’s proceeds to increase access to electricity for developing communities, Twende Solar will partner with your business to make an impact.

It takes a village, let’s go solar—together!

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TWENDE SOLAR

PORTLAND, OR 97214-3552 | Tax-exempt since May 2015
  • EIN: 47-3795108
  • Classification (NTEE)
    International Development, Relief Services (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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Dec. 2018

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2018

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Total Revenue

$237,107

Total Functional Expenses $155,487
Net income $81,620
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $63,050 26.6%
Program services $174,057 73.4%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $40,277 25.9%
Other
Total Assets $98,664
Total Liabilities $14,688
Net Assets $83,976

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 12:11
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