By Greentech Lead America: Everybody Solar and Rebuilding
Together Peninsula (RTP) are planning to install a solar power system to the
rooftop of RTP’s Redwood City headquarters, greening the 501c(3) charity’s
community focused efforts and potentially saving them several thousand dollars
a year on utility costs.
The purpose of the project is to provide RTP with a solar
energy system that frees RTP’s budget from rising electricity costs and allows
them to refocus those funds on the communities they serve.
Rebuilding Together Peninsula, a non-profit organization, rehabilitates homes
and community facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula for low-income
homeowners and neighbors. Once complete, the solar project will free
up funds the organization currently uses to pay its utility costs, allowing
them to provide more help to neighbors in need.
“Incorporating green construction and energy efficient practices into our rehab
projects has become one of our top priorities. With the help of Everybody
Solar, we can implement these principles at our own facility. Additionally, the
annual cost savings is significant – allowing us to complete more projects each
year,” said Seana O’Shaughnessy, RTP executive director.
The project cost is estimated about $70,000. Everybody Solar plans to raise the
majority of the funds via online donations and foundation grants. Everybody
Solar hopes to give RTP the gift of increased sustainability in both
environmental and economic terms.
“We are very excited about this project and the potential to help a great
organization like Rebuilding Together Peninsula by harnessing the sun and the
generosity of people everywhere who believe in a future where we are not
dependent on fossil fuels,” said Youness Scally, co-founder of Everybody Solar.