In 2006, Standard Solar founder Neville Williams was invited by President Clinton to attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York. At that time, Williams and Standard Solar committed to President Clinton to install 15,000 kW of solar PV within five years and to build a company that would “enable American homeowners to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and purchase affordable residential solar electric systems so they can fight global warming one roof at a time.”

Five years later, Williams is participating in the invitation-only CGI America event. The difference this time is that Standard Solar is one of six organizations recognized by the CGI as a featured example of a new domestic business venture that has succeeded at becoming a fast-growth solar service company.

President Clinton founded CGI to address global issues. Williams joins more than 600 leaders from businesses, nonprofits, and all levels of government who are convening in Chicago June 29-30 for CGI America – the first CGI event dedicated completely to U.S. issues. CGI America is focused on seeking ways to unleash innovation, spur entrepreneurship, reshape core American industries, and build the infrastructure for a clean energy economy.

In addition to Clinton, participants this year include; Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Timothy Geithner, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Jim Rogers, Chairman, President, and CEO, Duke Energy; and Kevin Surace, President and CEO, Serious Energy.

“We are honored to be recognized by this prestigious organization for our commitment to bringing solar energy to thousands of residents and businesses,” said Standard Solar CEO Tony Clifford. “This recognition further establishes Standard Solar as a successful organization dedicated to helping solve global issues, one solar energy system at a time.”

With a project pipeline in excess of 100,000 kW of solar projects, Standard Solar is poised for growth well in excess of the company’s initial commitment made by Williams in 2006. Given the recent rapid expansion of Standard Solar and the entire solar industry, there is no end in sight. When it comes to solar, the sky (or rather the sun) is the limit!