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Solar projects powering nonprofits

SRP's Solar for Nonprofits, formerly named EarthWise Energy, completed 57 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations for Valley nonprofits to help reduce their operational costs. Together, we help nonprofits provide more services for the groups they service. Collectively, since inception, Solar for Nonprofits has helped save nonprofits $452, 437.82*.

Want your nonprofit to get picked? Complete the 2016 application before Sept. 2, 2016, for a chance to receive a complimentary PV system.

2014 Recipients

Homeward Bound received a 46-kilowatt (kW) system as part of a shaded parking structure. This will not only help offset operational costs, but will provide employees and guests with cooler parking during the summer.

Tanner Terrace's senior housing complex received a 46-kilowatt (kW) system that is part of a shaded parking structure.

VALLEYLIFE will receive a 5-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system to help reduce operational costs.

2013 Recipients

This new solar energy system built at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) Thunderbird’s Branch in Guadalupe, will help offset a portion of its energy usage and will provide its membership with the opportunity to understand the benefits of solar power.

The community college’s Pecos Campus received a 14.85-kW system on the ramada of its Environmental Technology Center. Not only will this system offset a portion of the campus’s energy usage, but students will have the opportunity to learn more about solar energy.

To help reduce Child Crisis Center’s energy consumption and costs, SRP Solar for Nonprofits™ built a 31.2-kW solar energy parking structure at its Mesa location.

Chrysalis received a 31.2-kW PV system at its corporate offices, allowing the nonprofit to offset its energy usage with solar power.

SRP Solar for Nonprofits ™ installed a 4.8-kW PV system at a Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona (HFHCAZ) build. This system will help reduce the new homeowner’s electric bills.

The Phoenix Zoo received a 31.2-kW system at its Black-Footed Ferret Breeding Center. This is one of two EarthWise projects built at the zoo. Together they will produce about 68,000 kW annually — enough energy to power more than four average homes.

Click through the slideshow above to learn about each nonprofit and the solar energy projects completed by SRP.

*The number is an estimated value generated from a 1.6 MWh/kW performance metric and 8.1c/kWh blended commercial rate.

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