Utah’s largest women’s shelter will now save on its monthly power bill thanks to a donation of a $200,000 solar system from Auric Solar. The YWCA’s new 53.6-kW system will allow the organization to save more than $167,000 over the next 25 years.
The YWCA is Utah’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive provider of shelter, transitional housing, education, and supportive services for women and children who have experienced family violence. The new rooftop solar panel system will be on the organization’s Kathleen Robison Huntsman Residence, offsetting a third of the building’s electricity needs.
“Solar power really is the gift that keeps on giving,” YWCA Chief Development Officer Amberlie Phillips said. “By donating this solar power system, Auric Solar is helping the YWCA save money every month on our power bill, which will be used to provide life-saving services to women and children living at the YWCA.”
The donation is the first of Auric Solar’s Buy Solar. Give Solar program. For every 100 kilowatts (kW) installed commercially and residentially, Auric donates 1 kW toward a free solar system to a deserving organization. The program is part of Echo, Auric’s corporate responsibility initiative committed to creating powerful solutions for the community, people, and the planet.
“YWCA Utah has a track record of success helping the community, and their inspiring commitment to serving people will have a ripple effect for generations,” said Auric Solar Co-Owner Jess Phillips. “That commitment aligns perfectly with what Auric Solar is about and who we strive to be.”
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