Medford, OR – Saturday, May 10th– Habitat for Humanity is hosting a wall raising celebration for their first two solar powered homes. Regardless of income, the energy bill of families are similar and are a major portion of monthly costs for Habitat homeowners. Therefore adding solar power is the next logical step in energy efficient design. Habitat builds homes to Earth Advantage Platinum standards for energy conservation both to reduce the homeowner’s energy costs and because Habitat values environmental stewardship. The solar power systems are to be funded by Solar for All along with generous contribution from our partner Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc. Habitat expects to add solar power systems to four additional Medford homes in 2014. With successful funding this year, the program is expected become a standard feature in Rogue Valley Habitat homes and expand to other communities in southern Oregon.
About Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc.
Sunlight Solar Energy Inc is a 25 year old company specializing in the installation of residential and commercial solar panel systems headquartered in Bend, OR. The company has enjoyed a long term partnership with Habitat For Humanity and completed many solar panel projects with them in homes throughout Oregon state.
About Solar for All
Solar For All is non-profit corporation, founded in Portland, Or. in 2012, whose mission is to partner with low income housing providers (such as Habitat) to add solar PV power. Families benefit from lower energy cost, the environment benefits from reduced greenhouse gas emission, and Oregon’s renewable energy industry is supported. Funding is achieved by direct donations (tax-deductible and 100% of donations go directly to fund solar power projects in your community), sale of Oregon Renewable Energy Tax Credits (RETC), and grants. Purchase of RETC helps Solar For All bring these benefits to the community and affords a small positive return on investment to the purchaser. For more information or to donate contact Gerry Gray (Gerry [at] solarforall [dot] org) or visit their website at www.solarforall.org.