It is with great sadness that New Columbia Solar announces the passing of one of our staff members. Tyshaun Turner, a solar installer for our company, was gunned down in front of his apartment building on the afternoon of Monday, December 23, 2019.
Tyshaun came to our company through the Grid Alternatives “Solar Works” program and was recently featured in an article published by the D.C. Sustainability Energy Utility (DCSEU).
A D.C. native and resident of Ward 8, Tyshaun was proud of the work he did to provide renewable energy opportunities for low-income residents in Wards 7 and 8. Further, he was an advocate for fellow installers and for those who sought solar jobs in D.C.
Tyshaun was passionate about renewable energy and took part in a September 2018 news conference with the coalition that supported the Clean Energy DC Act. He also joined CEO Mike Healy in testifying before the D.C. City Council on behalf of the legislation, which was approved last year.
“Tyshaun Turner represented everything good about those seeking opportunities and advancement in the District of Columbia. He found a career he was passionate about and was ready to learn something new everyday. He was the kind of person that makes our community so great,” said New Columbia Solar CEO Mike Healy. “We send prayers and condolences to his family during this difficult time,” Healy added.
About New Columbia Solar
New Columbia Solar develops, finances, owns, and operates rooftop, canopy, and ground-mounted solar projects located on commercial, industrial, multi-family, non-profit, and faith-based properties across the District of Columbia and Maryland. Founded in 2016, the company has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive solar energy company in the District of Columbia with a mission to power every home and business in the District of Columbia with solar energy. They pride themselves on using solar energy to provide increased cash flow and financial flexibility to more than 100 schools, nonprofits and residential building owners across the District. For more information visit www.newcolumbiasolar.com.
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