Amicus Solar Cooperative
Clean Energy Credit Union has partnered with the Amicus Solar Cooperative (“Amicus”) to provide our members with special deals for installing solar electric systems on their homes. A certified B-Corporation and Colorado Public Benefit Corporation, Amicus is a purchasing cooperative that is democratically owned by 50+ member-companies in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Amicus member-companies are independently owned solar contractors that collectively have over 60 office locations in 33 states, with an average company age of over 16 years. In order to join Amicus, companies must have an excellent reputation and track record. To learn more about Amicus or to find an Amicus member-company near you, please visit amicussolar.com. To learn more about certified B-Corporations, please visit bcorporation.net and Wikipedia.
As Clean Energy Credit Union grows, it will seek multiple partnerships with like-minded organizations, especially other cooperatives and certified B-Corps. Click here to learn more.
NOTE: members are not required to work with the Credit Union’s program partners and can instead choose to work with contractors, dealers, and/or service providers of their choice.
Below is a brief description of each of our “field of membership” organizations. Click here to learn more about what a field of membership is.
African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC)
AACUC was established in 1999 to increase the strength of the global credit union community. It is a non-profit organization of African-American professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry whose mission is to increase diversity within the credit union community through advocacy and professional development. For more information, visit aacuc.org.
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
ASES serves as the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for Clean Energy Credit Union, thereby facilitating tax-deductible donations to support our mission, and also as our founding “field of membership” organization. Click here to learn more about our fiscal sponsor agreement with ASES, and click here to learn more about what a field of membership is.
Established in 1954, ASES is one of the nation’s leading associations of solar advocates and professionals and is the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its mission is “to enable a 100% renewable energy society.” In addition to publishing Solar Today Magazine, ASES organizes a national conference and a national solar home tour each year. ASES has regional chapters in 41 states throughout the U.S., seven student chapters, and nine technical divisions for shared technical research among solar professionals and academics. For more information, visit ases.org.
Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP)
Established in 1989, AESP is a nonprofit, member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, demand-side management, distributed energy resources, and demand response programs. AESP provides professional development programs, provides access to a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. For more information, visit aesp.org.
Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
Established in 1996, CRES drives environmental, social, and economic benefits for Colorado by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. CRES and its local chapters provide education, policy advocacy, and community engagement that accelerate the adoption of all forms of renewable energy, energy efficiency, high-performance building, energy storage, and emerging technologies that will help Colorado achieve 100% renewable energy. For more information, visit cres-energy.org.
Electric Auto Association (EAA)
Established in 1967, the Electric Auto Association is North America’s leading nonprofit and volunteer organization that accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles by supporting its 100 chapters and thousands of members as they talk neighbor-to-neighbor in their communities about the benefits of driving electric. For more information, visit electricauto.org.
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
Established in 2002, ESW is an international nonprofit network of students and professionals united by their shared passion for technical sustainability. ESW believes that young engineers and scientists are critical to solving the biggest sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. ESW has over 50 collegiate chapters across the US and Canada and has completed over 300 chapter-led projects in 12 countries and 23 US states and Canadian provinces. For more information, visit eswglobal.org.
Georgia Solar Energy Association (GA Solar)
Established in 2002, GA Solar is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development of a robust solar industry in Georgia through advocacy, education, and outreach. It is a state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. For more information, visit gasolar.org.
Established in 1982, Green America (formerly known as “Co-op America” until 2009) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace – to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. For more information, visit greenamerica.org.
Established in 2000, GreenHome Institute is a not-for-profit organization that empowers professionals and homeowners to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the places we live. For more information, visit greenhomeinstitute.org.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Established in 1990, MREA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Together with partners around the Midwest, it works to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training, and educational events. For more information, visit midwestrenew.org.
Established in 1991, RENEW Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that promotes renewable energy in Wisconsin. It works on policies and programs that expand solar power, wind power, biogas, local hydropower, geothermal energy, and electric vehicles. For more information, visit renewwisconsin.org.
Renewable Energy Owners Coalition of America (REOCA)
Established in 2018, REOCA is a not-for-profit organization of solar owners and renewable energy advocates striving to produce collective power and to promote and protect distributed generation and renewable energy production for the welfare of the environment, our community, and future generations through education and legislation. For more information, visit reoca.org.
Solar United Neighbors
Established in 2007, Solar United Neighbors is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. It helps people to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. For more information, visit solarunitedneighbors.org.
Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES)
Established in 1976, TXSES is an education-focused, not-for-profit organization working to bring solar energy to all Texans via rooftop or community photovoltaics and passive solar design. As a state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, TXSES in turn has regional chapters in Houston, North Texas, Austin, and San Antonio. For more information, visit txses.org.
Clean Energy Credit Union is extremely grateful to all of our individual and institutional donors. Without their generosity and support, the Credit Union would not be able to fulfill its mission. Thank you!!!
- Over 600 individual supporters throughout the U.S.!!