ATLANTA, February 11, 2010 – Radiance Solar LLC was named this week as a recipient of the Georgia Environmental Facility Authority’s competitive renewable energy grant. The energy grant of $786,067 was awarded to Radiance’s Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project, as part of the on-going effort to invest in the future of Georgia’s renewable energy economy.
The Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project (GNPSP) was among only four projects that received funding under GEFA’s competitive grant process. The projects were evaluated for their economic impact, visibility, and benefit to surrounding communities.
The GNPSP will install solar photovoltaic energy systems for seven non-profit organizations across the state of Georgia. The non-profits involved in the project include the following:
Atlanta Community Food Bank – fighting hunger by engaging, empowering community
ChrisKids – programs to heal children, strengthen families, & build community
Glory Seeds – organic produce, sustainable living practices
Lutheran Towers – Atlanta senior housing communities
MedShare International – recovery & international redistribution of medical supplies
Progressive Redevelopment – sustainable, affordable multifamily housing
Upper Etowah River Alliance – education & conservation of Upper Etowah region
Solar photovoltaic systems will help these organizations to reduce their environmental footprints, decrease their energy and operating expenses, and further their respective missions in local communities.
“Radiance Solar is excited to be able to provide solar to the non-profit community which has been historically excluded from renewable incentives, and we are proud to be working with quality partners like Suniva and GEFA on this project,” says Radiance CEO James Marlow.
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Radiance’s project will source American-made solar components and will use solar panels manufactured by Norcross-based Suniva.
“We are delighted that Suniva’s Georgia-based solar technology is powering these installations and we look forward to working with the Radiance team,” says Suniva’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bryan Ashley.
The Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project promises to be a highly visible testament to the future of solar energy in the state of Georgia, as well as a catalyst for economic development and job creation in coming months. Radiance Solar, Suniva, and all of the participating non-profits look forward to being a part of this world-class solar energy project.
About Radiance Solar
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Radiance Solar LLC designs, develops and installs turnkey solar energy systems that help commercial and residential customers save money while reducing their carbon footprint. Radiance is a triple bottom-line company: people, planet, profits. Their focus is on providing outstanding customer service and helping customers determine what they need to do to save money, reduce their environmental impact and help America become energy independent. www.radiancesolar.com
Based in Norcross, GA, Suniva® manufactures high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and high power solar modules with low-cost techniques in order to make solar-generated electricity cost-competitive with fossil fuels. Suniva leverages exclusive licenses to critical patents and patent-pending intellectual property developed by founder and CTO, Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi, at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research, which is funded by the Department of Energy. Led by an internationally regarded team of business executives and photovoltaic scientists, Suniva sells its advanced solar cells and modules Powered by Suniva ™ worldwide, renewing U.S. solar energy leadership. For additional information, please visit www.suniva.com.
The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority is focused on providing water, energy, and land resources which result in an improved quality of life for today’s Georgians and future generations. They do so by providing low-interest loans for infrastructure improvements to local governments, improving utilities, and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies in the state of Georgia.