Sulzbacher, the largest service provider for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Northeast Florida, welcomes a new solar array to power its Sulzbacher Village affordable housing complex. Partnering with Everybody Solar, a nonprofit that facilitates solar energy for other nonprofits, Sulzbacher will now benefit from a 49.8-kW solar energy system to maximize the use of the Florida sun.
“We are so thankful to Everybody Solar, JinkoSolar and for making this happen. The solar panels will allow us to use more of our funding for the desperately needed services we provide, such as meals and healthcare. This saves money and allows us to lessen our carbon footprint. And we really want to thank Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman for being our champion on this project. Without him it would not have happened,” said Cindy Funkhouser, president and CEO of Sulzbacher.
Sulzbacher provides shelter and healthy meals for its residents and connects over 7,000 individuals to medical services each year. Opened in 1995, the facility has grown to include three locations throughout Northeast Florida, as well as street outreach and jail diversion programs. Using energy-efficient technology, like solar panels, will allow the nonprofit to direct funding to its services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Jacksonville.
“We have been blessed to be a part of the Jacksonville community since we began advanced solar manufacturing operations here four years ago, and so we are equally blessed to have an opportunity to give back, especially to an organization with a mission as distinct and important to the community as Sulzbacher,” said Jeff Juger, deputy general manager of JinkoSolar.
Donors for the solar array include individuals, CITIZEN, JinkoSolar, RELiON, Enphase and Business Performance Improvement.
News item from Everybody Solar