Good Energy Solutions, in partnership with the sun, is pleased to announce that Sunrise Project, a nonprofit organization in Douglas County, Kansas, will receive a PV solar system. Good Energy Solutions, a Lawrence-based solar energy and electrical services company, will donate and install the solar electric system as part of Good Energy Solutions’ “Solar Giveaway” program.
“We are excited to install a 3-kW solar electric system on the property of the Sunrise Project to help the organization reduce their energy costs. The system can also be used as an educational experience for their learning community to understand the benefits of solar and its contribution to a cleaner/healthier environment,” said Shana Good of Good Energy Solutions.
The Sunrise Project provides space and opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to build an equitable community through education, food and social connection. They host bi-monthly community meals, maintain a free food community garden and orchards and participate in farm to school programming. The Sunrise Project solar system is expected to generate 4,000 kWh of energy per year.
“In everything we do, we strive to implement and demonstrate practices that are in line with our earth’s needs and limitations,” said Melissa Freiburger, Executive Director. “For example, we compost food scraps and our meals are zero waste.”
The Sunrise Project also runs a social justice and job skills program for youth in the foster care system and hosts community workshops and civic engagement opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds.
The Solar Giveaway program was introduced in November of 2016 as a way to thank local nonprofit organizations and to give back to the community of Douglas County. Good Energy Solutions gave Van Go, an arts job training nonprofit, a solar energy system in 2017, which has generated over 7.3 MWh of energy. The energy savings allow Van Go to put less money toward the utility and more money toward helping kids and teens in the community.
Thirteen applications were received for the 2020 giveaway and were reviewed alongside the original 10 applicants from 2016. Applications will be saved for future Solar Giveaways.
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