SonLight Power

Solar Energy For Good

Milford, OH   |  www.sonlightpower.org

Mission

SonLight Power equips people living in energy poverty with the love of Jesus (Son) and solar power (sun) for transformative, lasting impact. SonLight Power designs, builds and services solar energy solutions for community venues – schools, medical clinics, orphanages, community centers, churches, water-pumping stations – in remote locations around the world, bringing clean electricity for the first time to tens of thousands who do not have it. We engage with the communities we serve to improve access to educational opportunities, wellness, clean water, economic development and emergency preparedness – empowering others with a renewed sense of hope. Brief video describing our mission (copy and paste link into your web browser): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWvsIq_8624&t=50s

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Kevin Sasson

Main address

5130 River Valley Road

Milford, OH 45150 USA

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EIN

26-0007636

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

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Mission Trips

SonLight Power annually sponsors mission trips that impact children and their families living without access to electricity. These trips generally consist of volunteer project teams that install solar power systems – connecting community venues such as schools, medical clinics, community centers, orphanages, water-pumping stations and churches to a 30-year supply of sustainable electricity.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

SonLight Power annually provides solar expertise for outreach organizations operating in developing parts of the world with non-existent, limited or unreliable supplies of electric power. This challenge is especially evident in countries where the overwhelming needs of schools, medical clinics, community water wells, orphanages and churches far exceed the capacity of public infrastructure. Each year, SonLight Power helps numerous missionary organizations improve sustainability while reducing dependency on expensive generator fuel.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

SonLight Power provides informative, engaging, hands-on solar training in a friendly setting that builds technical expertise and encourages team-building.

Workshops are segmented into three basic categories:
1.) Solar training for the mission field
2.) Solar power workshops aligned with STEM-based curriculum
3.) General purpose training

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

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Our results

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Number of lives empowered with solar power

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SonLight Power transforms lives with love and solar power.

We design and build solar energy solutions for community venues – schools, medical clinics, orphanages, community centers, churches, water-pumping stations – in remote locations around the world, bringing clean electricity for the first time to thousands who do not have it.

We engage with the communities we serve to improve access to educational opportunities, wellness, clean water, economic development, and emergency preparedness – empowering others with a renewed sense of hope.

We multiply our impact by “equipping the saints” (Ephesians 4:12). SonLight Power partners with other mission organizations to train, mentor, and ultimately empower them to deliver solar solutions to many more people than we could reach on our own.

At the heart of our solution is clean solar energy. Using a blend of in-country and U.S. based volunteers, SonLight Power mission teams connect schools, medical clinics, water pumping stations, community centers, orphanages, and churches with a supply of electricity that will last for generations. We involve the communities themselves, using our projects to train residents and partner organizations on how to install solar power systems and how to care for them over time.

SonLight Power has a small agile, but diverse team that provides their own individual expertise to support this work. In collaboration with over 75+ mission and equipping partners and a network of over 400+ volunteers, SonLight Power is able to make a lasting, multi-generational impact for the world's most vulnerable children. families and communities.

Mission & Equipping Partnerships: 75+

Volunteers: 400+

Electrical power installed: 510kW+

Payback vs. generator costs: 2 years or less

Countries equipped: 19

Solar projects worldwide: 230+

Lives empowered: 720,000 (estimated)

Notable Endorsements: Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Schneider Electric, U.S. Department of State, Melink Corporation, Bernard Family Foundation, Freedom International Ministries, Back2Back Ministries

Financials

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SonLight Power

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angela Bradley

Truckway

Term: 2020 -

Mark Fisher

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Colin Jeffries

BrightView

Karl Bruggen

Amcor

Tina McKinley

Ministry leader in Greater Cincinnati

Angela Bradley

Truckway

Kevin Sasson

SonLight Power

Keith Brown

KB3 Technical Systems

Craig Davis

Divert

Jaren Finney

Cincinnati Public Schools

Monica Niehaus

Melink Solar

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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