OCT. 22, 2014 - Expanding the notion of corporate benefits beyond discounted health club memberships and low insurance rates, a group of major companies is set to offer employees access to cheaper solar systems for the home.
Under an arrangement announced Wednesday, employees of the companies — Cisco Systems, 3M, Kimberly-Clark and National Geographic — will be able to buy or lease solar systems for their homes at rates substantially lower than the United States average, executives said. The program, offered through Geostellar, a cost comparison site for solar panels, will be available to more than 100,000 employees and will include options for their friends and families in the United States and parts of Canada.
Originally conceived by campaigners at the World Wildlife Fund, the program, called the Solar Community Initiative, aims to use the bulk buying power of employees to allow for discounts on home systems. read more>>>