Inner City Advisors to help Luminalt create 25 sustainable jobs in San Francisco

November 16th, 2012

Luminalt has been selected as an Inner City Advisors Portfolio Company. ICA is a non-­profit that works with high impact local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create good jobs in the inner city. ICA will help Luminalt grow by identifying needs to scale, creating a work plan, and matching Luminalt with high ­impact advisors.

Luminalt is a locally owned and operated solar design and installation firm based in San Francisco's Mission District. The only woman-­owned solar contractor in the Bay Area, Luminalt is known for its excellent work and for hiring from the community. Luminalt has designed and installed advanced energy systems at the Crissy Field Center, Mission Pie and hundreds of homes and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the California Solar Initiative, Luminalt has installed more solar systems in San Francisco than anyone else.

luminalt solar job creationluminalt solar job equity Inner City Advisors has provided consulting and advising to companies like Blue Bottle Coffee and Revolution Foods, among others. In 2011, ICA helped its Portfolio Companies create 2,445 jobs with fair wages and a career path for advancement. ICA has challenged itself to grow that job number to 25,000. Jose Corona, CEO of ICA, says "Luminalt has already been providing good jobs and clean energy to the community with inclusive hiring practices. With the help of ICA, Luminalt will accelerate its growth and more than double the number of good jobs it provides. ICA will amplify Luminalt’s ability to be a powerful force for positive change in our community."

Jeanine Cotter, Luminalt's CEO, says "we are excited to work with ICA. Luminalt's mission to empower our community with clean solar energy and local jobs aligns perfectly with ICA's mission to empower the community with sustainable long term employment. We look forward to ICA’s support to scale so that Luminalt continues to provide outstanding solar systems and great customer service while providing increased opportunities for good jobs in our community.”

Other companies selected as 2012 Portfolio Companies include local food companies El Porteño, Gelateria Naia, and Cook! Real Simple Delicious.

To search for select Luminalt solar installations, please visit our an interactive map.

To learn more about Inner City Advisor's goals, take a look at their 2012 Agenda for Action.