Charlotte businesses join Department of Energy-backed pilot
CHARLOTTE – Black Owners of Solar Services announced several Charlotte-area companies as part of its first Department of Energy-backed cohort to give minority-owned businesses access to grant and contract opportunities in the energy industry.
The cohort is part of the three-year Equitable Clean Energy Advancement Initiative pilot program designed to help minority-owned businesses, specifically in North Carolina, engage, expand, and sustainably grow in the energy industry. “We’ve put together a comprehensive program that will help minority business owners in the solar energy space to gain access to much-needed funding,” said Ajulo Othow, president of Black Owners of Solar Services.
Companies will participate in an eight-week program that includes hands-on workshops and guest speakers. Session topics include an introduction to clean energy, the regulatory landscape, developing clean energy projects, energy storage, financing, and building sustainable business models. Congratulations to RHC Workforce Solutions for being selected as one of the Charlotte-area businesses to participate in the program.