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About United Solar Initiative

United Solar Initiative (USI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Chapel Hill, NC, working to facilitate solar energy solutions to address energy and water poverty in underdeveloped communities around the world.  USI works internationally with World Vision to mechanize clean water pumps throughout countries in Africa in our joint effort to address the global issue of water poverty.  USI also works domestically to facilitate solar installations on schools and community centers local to contributing for-profit and non-profit companies in the solar industry.


Our Work With World Vision

By coupling solar panels with a clean water pump, USI offers a solution to mechanize traditionally hand-crank water pumps and effectively provide clean water to more people in need.  World Vision is a champion in the effort to address the global issue of water poverty–lack of access to a consistent source of clean water–and USI has partnered to offer a solar solution to communities in countries throughout Africa in need of a reliable source of clean water.


Our Domestic Work

USI works with both non-profit and for-profit companies in the U.S. to facilitate solar panel installations on schools and community centers primarily in the southeast.  We bring together players in the solar industry to have an impact in an area that is local to the contributing parties.  USI strongly believes in supporting local communities with solar solutions to grow and provide visibility to the thriving solar industry.