Twende Solar



Through the installation of renewable energy systems, Twende Solar aims to eliminate poverty, strengthen economies, protect ecosystems, and ultimately achieve a more equitable society. It takes a village—let's go solar, together!

Bottom Line for Portland

Twende Solar’s energy projects enable non-profits and tribes to reinvest their energy budget on their mission and also bring reliable electricity to people who didn’t have it.  Twende volunteers have installed seven solar systems in Portland, the Northwest and around the world. We envision a world with sustainable energy for all.


“We are delighted that women and children in recovery at Shepherd’s Door can enjoy the benefits of solar power. This focuses more generous donations from individual donors on direct services and recovery for people who are homeless or hurting,” – Eric Bauer, executive director of Portland Rescue Mission.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Twende Solar, we take the word, “together,” very seriously; we believe that we’re stronger when we all work and learn together.  Twende Solar exists to partner with communities who have been denied access to power through systems of oppression: be it electric, political or financial. We bring technical solutions to reduce these inequalities and create opportunities. Electric power is a key part of the solution for social change and climate justice. Affordable and abundant electricity helps address multiple issues of inequity simultaneously. 


On two more Big Give Days – December 7 and 15 – we will enter all donors who give $10 or more into a drawing for one of two very cool bags from our Give Guide business partner Tom Bihn. (The first $5 of any donation on those four drawing dates will be considered a raffle ticket purchase for tax purposes. Donors can decline incentives if they would like the full value of the gift transaction to be considered a donation.)

Business Partner(s)

TOM BIHN, a bag designer, manufacturer, and DTC brand based out of Seattle and a Certified B Corp was the generous sponsor of Twende Solar's Quinault Indian Nation 2021 solar project and is our Give!Guide business partner. 

$7,037 raised of $7,500 goal
107 donations
94% of Goal

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Year Founded: 2015

Tax ID: 47-3795108

Twende Solar is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks

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