2021 was a year full of ups and downs, but one marked by hope. As we began our second pandemic year, we looked with open eyes towards a new administration to tackle our greatest threat, climate change. With vaccines on the horizon, we were cautiously optimistic that as a society we could move through the challenges of the previous year, and emerge stronger than before.
In many ways, 2021 was a year of triumph. In other ways, there were unexpected obstacles, continued struggles, but above all opportunities for growth and to re-center our values.
The solar industry has always been one with uncertainties ranging from policies, incentives, supply chain fluctuations, and technology advancements. In the same way that one cannot control the sun, it is impossible to control all of the factors that combine to run a successful small business, balancing personal ideology and financial sustainability. In 2020, we were given the opportunity to rethink the way we engage in business. When we closed our offices on Monday, March 16, 2020, we were taking the opportunity to reimagine our company. First, Aurora Energy has always been a small company that reflects the values of individuals. Our priority is maintaining the health and well-being of our team, so that we can work together to promote the well-being of the environment. Therefore, we operated under the principle of minimizing risk to the greatest extent possible. This meant embracing cloud technologies and encouraging our team to move required tools to their home. We supplied them with laptops, larger monitors, support, and anything else to help them continue working in their given roles. In addition, we increased protection of our cloud-based files and made it accessible remotely.