Unlike banks, credit unions only serve a “field of membership” (“FOM”), which is defined by as a group of people that all have something in common that binds them together as a community. Many credit unions have a FOM that includes people who work for a certain employer, or who live in a certain geographic area, or who are members of the same professional association or religious organization. Clean Energy Credit Union’s FOM includes a variety of mission-aligned organizations focused on clean energy, environmental protection and diversity. Members of any of the following organizations are eligible to join our credit union. If you’re interested in joining the credit union and do not yet belong to one of these organizations, you can join via their websites below or in some instances on our membership application.
African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC)
AACUC was established in 1999 to increase the strength of the global credit union community. It is a non-profit organization of African-American professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry whose mission is to increase diversity within the credit union community through advocacy and professional development. For more information, visit aacuc.org.
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
ASES serves as the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for Clean Energy Credit Union, thereby facilitating tax-deductible donations to support our mission, and also as our founding “field of membership” organization. Click here to learn more about our fiscal sponsor agreement with ASES, and click here to learn more about what a field of membership is.
Established in 1954, ASES is one of the nation’s leading associations of solar advocates and professionals and is the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its mission is “to enable a 100% renewable energy society.” In addition to publishing Solar Today Magazine, ASES organizes a national conference and a national solar home tour each year. ASES has regional chapters in 41 states throughout the U.S., seven student chapters, and nine technical divisions for shared technical research among solar professionals and academics. For more information, visit ases.org.
Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP)
Established in 1989, AESP is a nonprofit, member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, demand-side management, distributed energy resources, and demand response programs. AESP provides professional development programs, provides access to a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. For more information, visit aesp.org.
Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
Established in 1996, CRES drives environmental, social, and economic benefits for Colorado by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. CRES and its local chapters provide education, policy advocacy, and community engagement that accelerate the adoption of all forms of renewable energy, energy efficiency, high-performance building, energy storage, and emerging technologies that will help Colorado achieve 100% renewable energy. For more information, visit cres-energy.org.
Denver Electric Vehicle Council (DEVC)
Established in 1974, the Denver Electric Vehicle Council is made of up members interested in Renewable Energy, Battery Electric Vehicles, and Hybrid technologies. The DEVC represents the Colorado Chapter of the Electric Vehicle Association (EVA). For more information, visit https://devc.info.
Electric Vehicle Association (EVA)
Established in 1967, the Electric Vehicle Association is North America’s leading nonprofit and volunteer organization that accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles by supporting its 100 chapters and thousands of members as they talk neighbor-to-neighbor in their communities about the benefits of driving electric. For more information, visit myeva.org.
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
Established in 2002, ESW is an international nonprofit network of students and professionals united by their shared passion for technical sustainability. ESW believes that young engineers and scientists are critical to solving the biggest sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. ESW has over 50 collegiate chapters across the US and Canada and has completed over 300 chapter-led projects in 12 countries and 23 US states and Canadian provinces. For more information, visit eswglobal.org.
EVHybridNoire is a national e-mobility advocacy nonprofit organization, and the nation’s largest network of diverse EV drivers and enthusiasts. Their mission is to advance electric vehicles and multimodal e-mobility solutions across the U.S. and ensure those solutions are inclusive and equitable. As the voice of diverse EV drivers and enthusiasts, we engage with communities often left out of e-mobility discussions, advocate for e-mobility solutions in underserved communities, and work to shift the narrative about e-mobility to be more inclusive of diverse populations. For more information, visit evhybridnoire.com.
Georgia Solar Energy Association (GA Solar)
Established in 2002, GA Solar is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development of a robust solar industry in Georgia through advocacy, education, and outreach. It is a state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. For more information, visit gasolar.org.
Established in 1982, Green America (formerly known as “Co-op America” until 2009) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace – to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. For more information, visit greenamerica.org.
Established in 2000, GreenHome Institute is a not-for-profit organization that empowers professionals and homeowners to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the places we live. For more information, visit greenhomeinstitute.org.
Illinois Solar Education Association (ISEA)
Founded in 1986, ISEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes sustainable living and 100% renewable energy by sharing information, events, and resources to cultivate community and power progress. For more information, visit illinoissolar.org.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Established in 1990, MREA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Together with partners around the Midwest, it works to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training, and educational events. For more information, visit midwestrenew.org.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Founded in 1975, NESEA is the region’s leading 501(c)(3) membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. NESEA envisions a built environment in the Northeast that is climate neutral, adaptive and resilient, energy independent, architecturally inspiring, and supportive of connection and community. For more information, visit nesea.org.
Polar Bear Sustainable Energy Cooperative
Established in 2009, Polar Bear Sustainable Energy Cooperative is working to provide centralized purchasing and financing services related to energy efficient and sustainable products and services for its members. For more information, visit their facebook page.
Established in 2016, Our Climate mobilizes and empowers young people to educate the public and elected officials about science-based, equitable climate policy solutions that build a livable world. Our Climate has trained and mobilized thousands of young people across the United States to advance state and federal level policies rooted in three policy principles: renewable energy targets, corporate polluter fees, and environmental justice legislation to reduce emissions and ensure a just transition. For more information, visit ourclimate.us.
Established in 1991, RENEW Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that promotes renewable energy in Wisconsin. It works on policies and programs that expand solar power, wind power, biogas, local hydropower, geothermal energy, and electric vehicles. For more information, visit renewwisconsin.org.
Renewable Energy Owners Coalition of America (REOCA)
Established in 2018, REOCA is a not-for-profit organization of solar owners and renewable energy advocates striving to produce collective power and to promote and protect distributed generation and renewable energy production for the welfare of the environment, our community, and future generations through education and legislation. For more information, visit reoca.org.
Solar United Neighbors
Established in 2007, Solar United Neighbors is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. It helps people to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. For more information, visit solarunitedneighbors.org.
Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES)
Established in 1976, TXSES is an education-focused, not-for-profit organization working to bring solar energy to all Texans via rooftop or community photovoltaics and passive solar design. As a state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, TXSES in turn has regional chapters in Houston, North Texas, Austin, and San Antonio. For more information, visit txses.org.
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
Founded in 2005 as Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) and rebranded in May 2017, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is a national nonprofit with a growing presence working across the renewable energy economy with over 30 chapters and a broad purpose – to change our energy future through the actions of women. By building Community, promoting Education, and cultivating Leadership, WRISE works to recruit, retain, and advance women and inspire our members and the public to unite in raising their voices for others. For more information, visit wrisenergy.org.
Established in 2009, 350 Colorado is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is building the local grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and transition to a sustainable future. They are a team of Coloradans working together to promote climate action across the state. For more information, visit 350colorado.org.
Amicus Solar Cooperative
Clean Energy Credit Union has partnered with the Amicus Solar Cooperative (“Amicus”) to provide our members with special deals for installing solar electric systems on their homes. A certified B-Corporation and Colorado Public Benefit Corporation, Amicus is a purchasing cooperative that is democratically owned by 50+ member-companies in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Amicus member-companies are independently owned solar contractors that collectively have over 60 office locations in 33 states, with an average company age of over 16 years. In order to join Amicus, companies must have an excellent reputation and track record. To learn more about Amicus or to find an Amicus member-company near you, please visit amicussolar.com. To learn more about certified B-Corporations, please visit bcorporation.net and Wikipedia.
Clean Energy Credit Union has partnered with Soligent Distribution to provide our members access to one of the country’s largest network of solar dealers. Soligent Distribution has been a pioneer in the solar industry working to make a positive impact on the world and solving for climate change. The company, along with its partners and subsidiaries, has successfully driven the solar market forward with innovative solutions, ranging from materials management to project financing. This partnership opens the door for our members to work with a broader network of solar dealers. Visit soligent.net to learn more.
As Clean Energy Credit Union grows, it will seek multiple partnerships with like-minded organizations, especially other cooperatives and certified B-Corps. Click here to learn more.
NOTE: members are not required to work with the Credit Union’s program partners and can instead choose to work with contractors, dealers, and/or service providers of their choice.