Nonprofits shine thanks to solar

Today, we look at the diverse array of nonprofits benefiting from renewable energy. Will your nonprofit be the next to go solar?

Community Renewable EnergyWe at Praxia Partners and Community Renewable Energy specialize in breaking down barriers between nonprofits and solar power. After all, money saved on energy means that nonprofits have more resources for their missions. It seems like every day, we hear about more nonprofits exploring their renewable options. Here’s a sampling:

  • Solar installations provide colleges and universities with a hands-on learning lab. Kenyon College is working with the Praxia Partners’ initiative, Community Renewable Energy, and the school’s students are already participating in the planning process.
  • Camden Hills Regional High School in Maine is just one of the schools across the nation to capitalize on their solar potential. A school official called the project “a no-brainer.”
  • Community renewable Energy, Praxia PartnersPennsylvania’s Animal Rescue League Wildlife Center‘s new solar installation complements its mission. “Wildlife rehabilitation and environmental conservation go hand and hand, and now we have the opportunity to serve native wildlife in a more environmentally responsible manner,” said Jill Argall of the Animal Rescue League.
  • Community renewable Energy helps nonprofits like food banks go solarEnergy-intensive organizations such as food banks reap enormous savings by adding solar. The Greater Boston Food Bank saved $20,000 in one year alone– and those savings allowed the food bank to better serve its community.
  • Museums, such as the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, cut energy bills and redirect funds to their missions.
  • Places of worship, such as the Cape Cod Synagogue, often see environmentalism as an essential tenant of their faith. This fall, the the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change inspired Charlotte’s Muslim American Society to pursue adding solar to a local mosque and helping members of the mosque install solar on their homes. Greensboro’s Faith Community Church believes in renewables so much it went so far as to defy a state ban on any organization other than massive utilities selling power.
  • Community shelters, such as New Mexico’s Community of Hope, can serve more people thanks to renewables.

We at Praxia Partners and Community Renewable Energy understand the barriers that stand between nonprofits and solar empowerment. Because nonprofits’ donations are often viewed by banks as “unreliable,” we use our financial expertise to eliminate expenses for our partners. We work with nonprofits so they don’t have to go it alone when they’re going green. The result? Nonprofits receive free power for 20 years and redirect funds on furthering their mission.

Contact us today to learn more and find out if solar is right for your nonprofit. 

This post originally appeared on Community Renewable Energy’s blog.

About Holly

Holly Jensen is a writer and poet who has worked with nonprofits and businesses for over a decade. She also serves as editor of The Ghazal Page, an international literary journal.
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