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PGH Green Innovators


PGH Green Innovators has released its RFP "Growing Solar from the Hill" for eligible non-profits to be hosts sites for solar installations.

Responses to the RFP are due
April 8, 2015. 

 TO RECEIVE THE FULL RFP (Please do not call PGH Green Innovators): 

All proposers must request the full RFP directly from Pittsburgh Green Innovators via email addressed to with the subject line: GROWING SOLAR NON-PROFIT RFP and include the following in the body of the email:

  1. Name of the Organization, address, phone number and website
  2. Person responsible for this RFP with all contact information: address, email and phone(s)
  3. One sentence stating why you would like to have a solar PV system installed at your facility.

Project Summary:

Pittsburgh Green Innovators is seeking qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations located in and/or serving disadvantaged communities in Allegheny County to submit proposals to receive solar PV system installations on their facilities. 

This project supports Pittsburgh Green Innovators’ efforts to promote a community shared solar network, with our first project currently underway in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. It supports our broader goal of advancing energy alternatives by reducing energy consumption, developing alternatives to fossil fuels and improving access to and building markets for renewable energy alternatives

Through this competitive selection process, Pittsburgh Green Innovators will select two (2) additional non-profit organizations as host sites to receive a solar PV system worth a minimum of $20,000 installed on each site. Funding for this project was made possible with a CITF grant provided by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to Pittsburgh Green Innovators.



Pittsburgh Green Innovators is a non-profit organization committed to growing a vibrant green economy and community by collaboratively leveraging regional strengths through innovation, education, workforce development, and cultivation of sustainable business opportunities. 


By 2020, Southwest Pennsylvania is a clean, green, vibrant, innovative and hardworking region that is a global leader in sustainability. With the Pittsburgh Green Innovators as a catalyst, the Pittsburgh Region is now the epicenter for the tools and talents needed to meet the challenges of achieving a more sustainable economy by combining the best of our legendary work ethic and skilled labor, along with our emerging strengths in higher education and revolutionary technologies.


The Pittsburgh Region

Hill District & Links to the Energy Innovation Center



Seeking Catalytic Connections Between:


High School STEM, CTE & 
Certificate Programs


Apprenticeship Programs, Community College Programs and
4-Year College Degrees


Business Start-Up and Development


Energy Alternatives

Reducing energy consumption, developing alternatives to fossil fuels and improving access to and building markets for green energy alternatives

Green Infrastructure
Protecting and preserving restorative natural eco-systems, utilizing natural water cycles and promoting pedestrian-scaled communities

Adaptive Reuse
Reducing carbon footprints and waste through adaptive reuse of land, buildings and materials and building markets for the resulting products

Social Responsibility
Advocating living-wage opportunities for all workers, environmental citizenship and triple bottom line business principles in the local economy

Thanks for financial support from:

The Heinz Endowments   The Penn State Center       
Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County
The UPS Foundation Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Day of Giving     Port of Pittsburgh Commission Allegheny County Conservation District
McAuley Ministries     Woodard & Curran Foundation

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