Category Definitions

Perto Rico Solar + Renewable Landscape

Entity Type

An alliance of organizations or groups for a particular purpose. A coalition is not a legal person.

a democratically controlled enterprise with legal personality formed voluntarily to meet a common economic, social and/or cultural need.

an enterprise dedicated exclusively to facilitating monetary transactions not organized as a cooperative.

an entity with legal personality that operates with the goal of making money.

any nonprofit corporation or charitable trust that makes grants to organizations institutions, or individuals.

Charitable organizations that operate as public foundations. That is, they raise funds from a variety of sources and grantmaking is a significant part of their annual budget.

Legal entity organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a collective, public, or social benefit. The organization either does not have a 501 (c)(3) exemption or was not available for confirmation.

Legal entity organized for a collective, public, or social benefit that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Legal entity organized for a collective, public, or social benefit that is tax-exempt as a social welfare organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, or boards of trade exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

a legal entity duly registered as a special employee-owned corporation, meaning that the company’s stock is allocated among employees through shares.

an entity created to carry out a fiduciary arrangement as a trustee, meaning that it holds assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries.

a group of people that works in a coordinated manner to achieve a particular purpose that has not been granted formal corporate status.


engaged in expressing support and obtaining support from others through organized efforts to achieve the approval, rejection, or implementation of public sector initiatives.

engaged in giving any type of expert advice or planning the arrangement and workings of a PV system.

executes purchase orders while acting as a sales representatives for the manufacturer or importer.

provides capacity building activities or information to people, communities or organizations.

brings goods into Puerto Rico from abroad.

fixes solar panels, storage systems, and any other equipment in position so that a PV system is ready for use.

provides any type of financing to a borrower that must pay it back with interest.

produces goods in large numbers.

produces, drafts and/or coordinates the dissemination of principles that affect social, economic, and cultural activities.

offers repairing PV systems as a service.

engaged in research and development

sells goods, whether it be retail or wholesale, as an independent revenue source.

provides assistance to persons, communities, groups or organizations.

provides funding to communities, groups or organizations for development of activities or initiatives.

owns or manages a solar farm with the goal of fulfilling a power purchase agreement.

Focus Areas

with the intention of addressing the just division, fair sharing, and equitable distribution of the burdens of climate change and the mitigation and responsibilities to deal with climate change.

with the intention of promoting collective action from the local level to affect change at the local, regional, national, or international level

with the intention of achieving the use of less energy to perform the same task or produce the same result.

with the intention of providing capital for the development of PV projects.

with the intention of promoting higher quality of living or reduce pollution.

with the intention of developing roof top solar projects that can convert the sun’s rays to electricity at the request of a residential, commercial, or industrial client.

with the intention of developing an area of land with a large number of solar panels.

with the intention of supporting the growth of a highly trained clean energy workforce.

with the intention of expanding capacities for the accumulation of power for future use.

Other Definitions

the main decision-making entity of the organization or group is a resident of Puerto Rico.

the year the entity started offering services in Puerto Rico. For coalitions or unincorporated entities, the estimated date of their first actions as a group in Puerto Rico.

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