547-kW solar array installed on Goodwill training center in Virginia
RER Energy Group developed a rooftop solar panel on the Roanoke Jobs Campus building in Roanoke, Virginia for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. The new rooftop solar panel is one of several solar projects developed by RER Energy Group for Goodwill organizations and the first to be acquired by Standard solar energy.
“This is our second solar panel. Solar makes economic sense for Goodwill, and it aligns with our value of stewardship,” said Jackson Green, chief financial and compliance officer for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. “The new array will save us money and be a long-term solution to rising energy costs. The money saved will open up more opportunities for future investment in people, programs and new ventures that will strengthen our mission and the communities we serve. We are committed to reducing Goodwill’s environmental footprint.”
The 547.92 kW project is expected to generate 90% of the building’s electricity needs on site, with an annual production of 742 MWh.
“We applaud Goodwill Industries of the Valleys for joining other Goodwills that have already gone solar and show how solar supports the movement’s overall mission of sustainability,” said Jim Kurtz, president of RER.
Eric Partyka, director of business development at Standard Solar, added: “Adding this project to our commercial and industrial portfolio is an important step in helping non-profit organizations, including Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, capitalize on the power of solar energy and controlled energy costs.. By using solar technology, Goodwill can reduce its carbon footprint and strengthen its mission to ensure that each individual can acquire the skills and support necessary to earn and continue a good job moving towards a sustainable career.”
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