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 was a duplex in Broadway, Virginia. With the support of Green Hill Solar, we installed two 3.78 kilowatt solar systems on the duplex in February 2021. Through community crowdfunding, we raised over $10,000 to fully fund these solar arrays. Based on the success of the pilot project, the Central Valley Habitat board of directors voted to support the establishment of a revolving Solar Seed Fund. The fundraising goal for this project was $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 a portion of the cost of the solar systems over the term of their mortgage, thereby regenerating the fund for future solar installations.  Between Feb. and Nov. of 2021, GiveSolar raised $127,000 thanks to outstanding community support.  As of Nov. 2023, the Solar Seed Fund has made solar accessible to nine families in Central Valley Habitat service territory.

Gemeinschaft Home

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. 

Gemeinshaft home solar panel installation

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

September 2018 

Our Community Place (November 8, 2018)

Eastern Mennonite School (October 10, 2020)

video by Mike Stoltzfus