REC Group has introduced a brand new partnership with the Honnold Foundation, a solar energy basis began by famous environmentalist and famed rock climber Alex Honnold, to promote solar for a extra equitable world. The two organizations will collaborate to present communities with larger entry to renewable energy sources, decreased carbon emissions and energy autonomy.
“REC is committed to empowering all communities through access to clean energy,” mentioned REC Group Americas president, Cary Hayes. “Our partnership with the Honnold Foundation allows us to make a direct, positive impact on low income families by helping to reduce their electricity bills through solar.”
The collaboration has already resulted in tangible advantages for owners. In August, REC Group donated 145 panels, for a complete of 50 kW, to be put in on low earnings Detroit residences. REC Group and the Honnold Foundation labored with the North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), a non-profit dedicated to preserving and selling the communities of the North End Woodward district of Detroit, to determine the fitting homes for the solar methods.
With the addition of solar, 10 multi-generational Detroit households can count on to offset their electrical energy payments by roughly 50% and use the cash they saved to higher present for his or her households. REC, NEWCC and the Honnold Foundation captured the project in a shifting documentary, “Solar Detroit: Community Powered,” obtainable to view here.
“NEWCC is doing really amazing solar energy access work in Detroit, and it was awesome to be able to support them,” mentioned Alex Honnold. “This project supports low income families and increases solar energy adoption. It was great working with REC on this project, and we’re excited for the next one.”
Through this effort, REC Group is working to present its most progressive merchandise to the communities that want them essentially the most. The solar producer with Scandinavian heritage donated its latest line of solar panels, the REC Alpha Series, to three of the 10 homes.
The Detroit project is the primary of a rising enterprise between Honnold Foundation and REC Group to broaden accessibility of solar to communities across the nation. REC Group is constant its work with the Honnold Foundation, with an upcoming project at the side of electrical journey automobile maker Rivian, to set up a solar micro-grid to power downtown companies in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.
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