Team Impact was founded through community led grassroots efforts here in Port Arthur with the leadership of the Community In Power and Development Association. Texas non-profits like HARC and the Texas AgriForestry Small Farmers and Ranchers and national collaborators like collaborators like the Center for Sustainable Communities.

As a Team Captain, CIC Energy, services as a community solar developer, an independent power producer and a turnkey distributed renewable energy asset management company with a focus on expanding grid service models. Team Impact is missioned to build workforce capacity and fuel new energy careers while delivering energy savings and direct benefits to communities that need it most.

Our Goal

Build local capacity to develop and manage community solar projects to mitigate economic and health disparities, advance and rapidly improve the quality of life for today and tomorrow’s community members, residents, and small to medium-sized business owners.

Our Mission

  • Reduce energy burden, environmental injustices created by pollution, advance energy democracy, and promote grid resiliency within the communities we serve.
  • Drive equity through community solar ownership, subscription, and service models to promote local workforce development, job creation, and innovative ways to democratize energy through reimagining power grids to create immediate pragmatic Justice40 pathways.

Our Plan

Develop up to 5 MW of community-led and integrated solar energy projects with local partners to showcase benefits and development models that include co-benefits of critical infrastructure workforce development and training, reductions in emissions and pollution, and decreases in health disparities like asthma.

Our Ask

  • Provide comprehensive education, awareness building, training, technical assistance, and tools and strategies for local residents to ensure benefits are maximized thorough special initiatives like Justice40.
  • Create legislative changes that move policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure regulatory and economic barriers are effectively removed, including those generated by utilities, to provide for smoother implementation and access of solar programming for residential customers.