BriarPatch is proud to work with locally-owned California Solar Electric Company, or Cal Solar, to build our new photovoltaic solar energy system. They were a great fit for the project for a variety of reasons, and we can be even more proud of the partnership because California Solar is actively exploring converting to a cooperative business structure — they may even be California’s first worker-owned solar co-op!
Founded on the triple bottom line ethics of respect for people, the planet, and profit, since 2000 California Solar has been cultivating a workplace that relies on the values and knowledge of its entire staff to determine the company’s direction. Now, in a move to formalize this democratic environment, our staff of 24 is studying converting to a worker-owned cooperative business structure.
BriarPatch – Cal Solar Employees Vote to Explore Becoming Nevada County’s First Worker-owned Co-op