GiveSolar is on a mission to provide solar power to Habitat for Humanity homes in the U.S.
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What is GiveSolar?
GiveSolar is a nonprofit social impact organization that aims to assist homeowners with low income and other non-profit organizations in gaining access to solar energy through organizing community-based mutual aid.
We’re collaborating on a two-year project with the American Institute of Architects that aims to install solar on over 50 Habitat for Humanity homes across Virginia. Ultimately, we want to install solar on every solar-appropriate new home going forward, enhancing the disposable income of hard-working Habitat families, protecting them from future inflation in energy prices, and protecting the environment.
Featured: Yale Climate Connections Talks to GiveSolar
Habitat for Humanity homes go solar in Harrisonburg, Virginia, area
Habitat for Humanity builds houses for people who might not otherwise be able to afford their own homes. And now Habitat houses built in and around Harrisonburg, Virginia, will come with solar panels. Read More ↗
GiveSolar + Habitat for Humanity: A Modern Day Barn Raising
The Central Valley Habitat for Humanity builds houses with people who might not otherwise be able to afford their own homes. With the help of GiveSolar, Habitat houses constructed in and around Harrisonburg, Virginia, come with solar panels. According to Jeff Heie, Director of GiveSolar, this “gives homeowners the opportunity to save money each month on their electric bills and be a part of the solution to climate change.”
Solar barn raising at Broadway, VA Habitat for Humanity duplex
What we do: Solar Barn Raising at Gift & Thrift
See how grassroots organizing helped Gift & Thrift go solar. Estimated savings of $14,000 per year will result in net savings of more than $400,000 over the life of the project. Learn More
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