Central Valley Habitat for Humanity
In October of 2020, GiveSolar was invited to partner with Central Valley Habitat for Humanity. The initial goal of this collaboration was to create a pilot project that demonstrates how to make solar accessible to low-income households. Our pilot project is a duplex in Broadway, Virginia. With the support of Green Hill Solar, we will install two 3.78 kilowatt solar systems on the duplex in February 2021. Through community crowdfunding, we raised over $8,000 to fully fund these solar arrays. Based on the success of the pilot project, the Habitat board of directors voted to support the establishment of a regenerating Solar Seed Fund. The fundraising goal for this project is $100K. Once achieved, the Solar Seed Fund will pay for solar systems on all new Habitat homes that have a roofline appropriate for solar. Homeowners will repay the cost of the solar systems over the term of their mortgage, thereby regenerating the fund for future solar installations. Help make this project successful by donating to the Solar Seed Fund.
Give Solar installed a 25 kilowatt solar system at Gemeinschaft Home in June 2019. The mission of Gemeinschaft Home is to provide cutting-edge therapeutic services to nonviolent offenders who have been released or diverted from incarceration in support of a transition to healthy community living.
Our Community Place
Give Solar installed a 17.4 kilowatt solar system on November 8, 2018, at Our Community Place (OCP), a social services nonprofit in Harrisonburg. On December 3, 2018, the system was turned on and has been soaking up the sun and producing electricity ever since.
Gift & Thrift solar barn raising
The first project of Give Solar featured a solar “barn raising” at the Gift & Thrift store in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Secure Futures and members of the community came together to support the nonprofit, installing solar panels on the roof of the building.
Gift & Thrift Solar Barn Raising Time Lapse & Related Videos
Material Resource Center
Ephrata, PA, May 2018
Eastern Mennonite University
Our Community Place (November 8, 2018)
Eastern Mennonite School (October 10, 2020)