The Impact Solar Initiative is deploying 40 MW of solar across Central Ohio for nonprofits, public mission driven organizations. The initiative is offsetting carbon footprints, creating new jobs, investing millions into the Central Ohio community, and reducing energy costs for the nonprofit sector. Through this initiative, we are building energy equity and catalyzing equitable investment in our neighborhoods.
in economic growth spurred across Ohio
of regional fossil fuel generation displaced every year
produced in health benefits for the region from the displacement of pollutants
at 75 highly visible and accessible learning and engagement opportunities
in energy savings generated for Ohio nonprofits and government agencies
The Impact Solar Initiative was created by The Columbus Partnership and Community Renewable Energy to:
- Increase the impact of renewable energy in Central Ohio
- Serve the organizations serving our communities
- Build projects that prioritize energy equity
- Propel Columbus toward its sustainability goals
- Demonstrate the meaningful effect of impact investing and community-serving development models in Ohio
All nonprofits are eligible to host solar at their facilities.
By participating in the Impact Solar initiative
- Reduce their operational costs
- Lock in low cost electricity costs long term
- Offset their carbon footprint
- Access highly visible renewable energy for their facilities
functions, ongoing programming and fundraising activities
Are you a nonprofit interested in solar?
Want to Collaborate with the Impact Solar Initiative?
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the cost to my organization?
What is a Power Purchase Agreement? (PPA)
Are there other ways that solar power can save me money?
Preserved Roof Health: In addition to providing abundant energy savings, solar PV arrays also provide indirect cost benefits by preserving roof health. Roof-mounted solar arrays have been found to reduce HVAC loads and increase the energy efficiency of buildings because they block much of the rooftop’s solar absorption.
Potential Reduction in Peak Demand Charges: One of the benefits of producing on-site solar is its potential to reduce peak demand charges from your utility. The production of solar on your facility may reduce the peak demand your facility draws from the grid, which may ultimately reduce fees on your utility bill.