Sunwealth, the innovative clean energy investment firm delivering market-rate returns and wider-reaching social and environmental impact, announced the completion of the World Learning School for International Training (SIT) solar project installation.
The 196.5-kW project, located on World Learning’s SIT Brattleboro, Vermont campus, will help the national non-governmental organization achieve $10,000 in energy savings per year. The project will also mitigate 183 metric tons of carbon in the first year of operation and produce approximately 260,200 kWh of renewable energy annually—equal to burning 211,866 pounds of coal per year.
“We have always been interested in renewables, but they can be cost prohibitive for organizations like ours,” said Kote Lomidze, CFO at World Learning. “Partnering with Sunwealth has given us access to an energy source that has been out of reach until now.”
Commercial solar development has traditionally been overlooked by banks and other financial institutions in favor of residential and utility-scale projects for two primary reasons: the lack of a credit rating system and the size of the projects.
Sunwealth’s proprietary underwriting process, however, ensures the credit worthiness of its commercial clients. In addition, Sunwealth’s approach minimizes transaction costs and provides investors with an attractive return potential and the opportunity to make a positive impact.
“The World Learning project represents what we envisioned when launching Sunwealth,” said Jonathan Abe, CEO at Sunwealth. “It’s incredible to see how World Learning is putting its energy savings to work furthering the organization’s mission.”
Solar Design Associates and Dynamic Organics, a renewable energy developer located in Putney, Vermont, designed and constructed the World Learning solar project. “As a local developer, we understand how every installation affects our community,” said Morgan Casella, managing partner at Dynamic Organics. “We’re proud to be part of a project team that helps create a more resilient economy right in our backyard.”
The World Learning project will begin testing operations in November 2017.
To learn more about Sunwealth, the Solar Impact Fund, and investing in the future of energy, please visit www.sunwealth.com.
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