About Us

CHERP Solar Works is a project of the California-based 501(c)(3), Community Home Energy Retrofit Project.


Our mission is to extend the reach of renewable energy to economically disadvantaged communities.  We’re dedicated to creating green-sector jobs—particularly for those with barriers to entry in the workforce. We aim to stimulate local economies, pursue environmental justice and achieve greenhouse gas reductions.


Through a licensing agreement with idealPV, we will be producing the world’s most advanced solar panels, in a non-profit assembly factory in Pomona, California. We're also incubating a network of distributed manufacturing centers, called the Locally Grown Power national solar factory network, in economically disadvantaged and environmentally burdened communities across the country.