Sunlight Solar Energy has officially been contracted by New Haven Community Solar to install a 9.24kW solar array atop the Yale School of Architecture’s annual Jim Vlock Building Project.
The Jim Vlock Building Project tasks students with creating a cost-efficient design for a 1,000 square-foot, two-unit home in partnership with Columbus House. New Haven Community Solar is partnering with the project to provide Columbus House with access to low-cost electricity for this new residence, furthering their mission of providing shelter and housing for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
“We believe this project will result in inexpensive power being provided to lower income residents in a state with one of the highest energy costs in the United States.”
– New Haven Community Solar’s StartEngine Campaign
The Co-Founders of NHCS–Franz Hochstrasser, Matt Moroney, and Kwasi Ansu–bring together a combined 30 years of experience working on energy and environmental issues. As recent graduates of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the three have a “renewed mission to deploy clean energy, combat climate change and fight for social justice through entrepreneurial solutions.” They seek to offer the opportunity to benefit from solar to everyday people, while also bringing benefits to those in the community.
Beyond the environmental and financial benefits, the installation of a solar system on this Columbus House residence will provide low-income residents with cheap renewable energy. Sunlight Solar Energy is proud to be a sponsor and active participant in the completion of this project.
The Button Street home’s solar array is scheduled for installation in January of 2019.