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OYA Solar Recognized For Its Commitment to Diversity in the Solar Industry

The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council has added OYA Solar to its network of Aboriginal and minority-owned suppliers

Toronto, ON, Canada: OYA Solar, a solar developer and emerging independent power producer, is gaining recognition as a diversity leader in the solar industry.

Both the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (NY & NJ MSDC) recently certified and subscribed OYA Solar respectively, as a diverse supplier or minority business enterprise (MBE).

“OYA Solar’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) extends throughout our entire organization and is a central theme in our corporate mission to democratize and expand renewable energy access in an inclusive manner,” says Manish Nayar, CEO and Founder of OYA Solar. “The environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy, and in particular community solar, can disproportionately benefit underserved communities if done well. We’re proud to have gained this recognition from CAMSC and NY & NJ MSDC and look forward to working with other like-minded organizations in achieving our mission.”

OYA Solar leads the solar industry in diversity with visible minorities comprising 64% of our workforce as compared to 48% in the U.S. solar industry. More importantly, the composition of the leadership team (60% visible minorities) mirrors that of the larger company. Gains have also been made in gender representation, as the percentage of women in the company grew 8% in the past two years.


If you have any questions, please contact Janet Janzen at (416) 840-3358 x 131 or through email: media@oyarenewables.com.

About OYA Renewables

OYA Renewables is a North American full-service solar developer and independent power producer. Its projects provide clean energy and widespread economic and environmental benefits for landowners, communities, and energy customers. It is committed to developing and operating solar projects, with a particular focus on community solar, that incentivize the participation of low-to-moderate income households. Founded in 2009, OYA is the first North American solar platform to have been certified as a diverse supplier and minority business enterprise. We have successfully monetized in excess of 1,400 MWDC of distributed and utility-scale solar projects across North America and our current development pipeline exceeds 3 GWDC. For more information, please visit www.oyarenewables.com.

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