National commercial and community solar provider Pivot Energy announced it is supporting the sustainability goals of Mile High Ministries by investing $100,000 toward the development of a 50-kW onsite solar array and providing a 196-kW community solar subscription to the nonprofit organization’s new affordable housing complex, Clara Brown Commons (CBC).
Mile High Ministries is constructing CBC in a northeast Denver neighborhood that borders some of the most highly contaminated populated environments in the nation. This new development complex is an excellent example of local citizens uniting to address an extensive history of environmental negligence.
“I am overjoyed to be a part of this community-led initiative,” said Tom Hunt, CEO at Pivot Energy. “We’ve listened to the needs of these northeast Denver communities and are optimistic that this clean energy initiative will help address the poor air quality in their neighborhoods. Now Mile High Ministries and their partners across the city are taking action by creating a sustainable and affordable project that preserves the character of this neighborhood for generations to come.“
Clara Brown Commons gets its name from “Aunt Clara” Brown, a Colorado pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who spent her life and a modest fortune caring for those in need; in addition to caring for sick and injured miners, Clara paid for former slaves, such as herself, to relocate to Colorado, attend college and start new lives. Drawing inspiration from Clara’s legacy of compassion, generosity and neighborly love, CBC will welcome Denver residents into affordable homes and a supportive community, while connecting them to valuable local resources, transit, schools and activities.
“We are thrilled that Pivot Energy understands the importance of this ambitious project,” said Jeff Johnsen, executive director at Mile High Ministries. “Their contributions will not only help us mitigate the environmental impact of our new complex, but more importantly will provide those in need with access to affordable, clean energy, and the knowledge that they are included in the global fight against climate change.”
The energy from this solar array and community solar agreement will help offset CBC’s electricity usage, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels for 61 apartments, 17 townhomes and shared gathering spaces.
News item from Pivot Energy