A Bold Mission: Leading the World Towards a Clean Energy Future
We are on a mission to stop climate change before we reach an irreversible tipping point. This requires urgency and change on a massive scale but technological advancements have put it within reach.
At Palmetto, we are fueling the rapid expansion of residential solar energy across the United States. How? By flipping the traditional solar industry model on its head. We've developed software products that help people, like you, to instantly calculate their monthly savings and put those savings within reach. Our decentralized network of solar sellers and installers allows homeowners to quickly access professional service and support while growing the clean energy economy in their local community.
We are entering a New Utility Revolution.
The New Utility is a distributed, decentralized energy source. It’s on-site renewable energy, storage, and charging, and it is efficient. Today, there are hundreds of innovative technology products that, when combined through a single platform, can deliver a distributed, clean energy solution. Examples of clean energy technology include photovoltaic, geothermal, energy storage, smart thermostat, and energy efficiencies. The vision for the New Utility is to coordinate best-in-class technology and integrate all products into a single, simple software application.View Full Statement by Chris Kemper, CEO
I’m an environmentalist and a capitalist, an enigma to some (personally, I prefer eco-entrepreneur ninja). I believe that not only can a strong economy coexist with a healthy climate, but in order for climate change mitigation to be truly sustainable — it must.
Our core values inform how we, as a team, work together toward our mission every day.
Customer MindfulnessWe are conscientious of and empathetic towards the needs of our customers. We take daily action to improve the overall customer experience.
Inclusion & DiversityWe are steadfast in our commitment to the advancement of inclusion and diversity of our people, ideas, thoughts, and acts. Mutual respect and embracing differences while connecting us together is the cornerstone of our culture.
RitualsWe create practices that keep us disciplined in the pursuit of our goals. We favor consistency over intensity.
LongevityWe build for the future. We set goals and plan backwards to reach them but stay nimble to accommodate and plan for change
HappinessWe encourage our employees to focus on their well-being. This holistic approach cultivates our culture of passionate people.
OpennessWe provide complete transparency to our colleagues, even when it’s uncomfortable. We trust their input and are unafraid to be vulnerable. Feedback helps build character and a better company.
OUR MISSION: Leading the world toward a clean energy future.
Our Economic Mission is to manage our company for sustainable financial growth, benefit local partners and communities, and make clean energy as affordable as fossil fuels.
Our Social Mission is to develop innovative tools to make the world and environment a better place by driving adoption of clean energy.
Our Product Mission is to make technological innovations to drive down clean energy costs and pass the savings on to our customers.
Here’s what drives us in our mission every day:
Corporate Policies & Business PracticesIntegrating environmental, social, and governance policies into both our corporate policies and daily business practices is key to achieving our goal of providing affordable solar and eventually grid-parity costs to drive solar adoption across the country.
Our Business ModelAs a 100% build partner model, our vision for a future powered by solar depends on the quality and reach of our partnerships. We’re committed to working with local build partners. We focus on helping partners grow their businesses with resources, training, and support.
Cost TransparencyWe believe knowledge is power, and cost transparency is key. The consumer adoption of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in homes depends largely on price. We’re able to price systems below other competitors because we operate at a systems level.
Why We Believe This Approach Will WorkWe believe that, given the opportunity to choose clean energy for the same cost as traditional energy, consumers will make the commitment to clean energy and our collective future.
Investing in Local Communities
Solar Sister is a female empowered entrepreneur program that focuses on the distribution of solar in developing countries. Palmetto partnered with them to expand the delivery of clean energy to homes across Africa.
Charleston Parks Conservancy
Charleston Parks Conservancy supports 20 parks that promote horticulture, including botanicals and edibles. The Community Garden Program is working to address food insecurity by supporting food banks.
Our Environmental Impact
Speaking of tangible metrics. Did you know that Palmetto’s clean energy projects have already had an environmental impact equivalent to...
Calculations are based on forecasted 25-year energy production for every system installed and activated by Palmetto. Our work is just getting started. We hope you’ll partner with us to make an impact every single day!