Suniva’s solar panels to power non-profits

Suniva’s solar panels to power non-profits

February 18, 2010 | 08:52 AM

ATLANTA – Solar panels manufactured by Norcross-based Suniva will be installed at seven non-profit organziations aross Georgia through a renewable energy grant.

Radiance Solar LLC was named as a recipient of the Georgia Environmental Facility Authority’s competitive renewable energy grant. The $786,067 grant funds 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.

“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.

This project was one of four that received funding under GEFA’s competitive grant process. The projects were evaluated for their economic impact, visibility, and benefit to surrounding communities.

The project will install solar photovoltaic energy systems for the following non-profits:

• 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.

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.

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