We live in the information age. The age of Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Yelp, KhanAcademy, Quora and many other useful services that accumulate and disseminate information for the purpose of making our lives better and more meaningful.
Over the last millenia, trade, press, and capital remarkably transformed humanity. As humanity evolved from the days of Hammurabi to today, our understanding of fairness evolved.
During the last century, capital has been that dominant force which multiplied opportunity and arguably equalied access to it. Access to capital and opportunity has never been 100% equal and fair for all humans. But most humans do wish for that.
Today information is transforming humanity faster than any other force ever has. How information is shared (or hoarded, and not shared) will have huge consequences in making the world a more humane, more fair, and healthier planet for all.
We believe in sharing as much information as possible. We believe it is good to err on the side of oversharing information. If you want a better world, share your knowledge. Sharing is caring. Sharing your knowledge is sharing your power. Sharing your power is seeing others where they want to be seen. As equals to you. Not as less powerful people who you can profit from. Sharing your knowledge means respecting others. It means helping others. It means empowering others.
That is why we started SolarAcademy. Because we believe Solar Power means Equal Power for all in the world. As veterans of the solar industry we believe it is our responsibility to share our knowledge with all who work in solar to help create a more humane, more fair, and a far healthier planet for all.