E Light Wind and Solar, Inc.

E Light Wind and Solar Inc.E Light Wind and Solar, founded in 1998, is an Englewood, Colorado-based commercial electrical construction company with a focus on large-scale electrical systems. The firm, which expanded from a traditional electrical contractor to an alternative energy contractor in October 2009, serves the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. To date, E Light has installed over 79 Megawatts of renewable energy.

Not only is the firm’s business sustainable, E light also has a Lean Construction team charged with developing innovative ways to eliminating waste in the organization.  For example, the firm determined that only supervisory personnel who need to haul equipment require a truck, and other staff, including management, now drive fuel-efficient cars instead.

E Light, with 175 employees, has a very strong focus on people.  Perhaps the most innovative program the firm offers is its 4-year completely funded Electric Apprenticeship Program which combines on-the-job experience with structured classroom time. Most employees, who have a high school diploma, start the training at entry level and work towards their journeyman’s license. Training is also offered at the journeyman, supervision, management, and executive levels. The firm has added an alternative power curriculum for all apprentice electricians and in 2011 they will add training to help prepare employees for certification in alternative energy design and installation.

E Light offers remote video and internet-based training for all employees, along with flexible hours and telecommuting options. The firm encourages public transportation, carpooling, and efficient jobsite deliveries.  Employees are given a comprehensive benefits package including profit sharing.

The firm is active in the community, partnering with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity to build its first house with a solar photovoltaic  system, which will save the family an average of $40 per month on their utility bills, and an affordable housing development for seniors that includes many sustainable features.


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