A Colorado photo voltaic developer spent greater than $100,000 to buy present playing cards for Colorado retailers and charities to assist companies and incentivize residents to attempt photo voltaic vitality.
SunShare, the developer of Weld County’s largest photo voltaic backyard, introduced the acquisition this week. New subscribers can enroll by Sept. 15 to obtain a present card or choose a nonprofit for a donation.
Present clients who refer a pal to affix this system are additionally eligible for the give again program, which can present a present card or donation funds for each clients.
The corporate has supported greater than 150 companies by the undertaking and it continues so as to add extra. A lot of the companies are situated in Denver, Boulder and Breckenridge, however subscribers can contact the corporate to produce other companies and charities added to the record of supported organizations.
Investments into every enterprise and group vary from $50 to $17,000, mentioned SunShare Director of Public Relations and Communications Kim Casey. Not the entire firms have been advised by suppliers however many have.
This system began final yr as a option to assist companies and nonprofits that had been struggling as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, whereas additionally selling the change to photo voltaic vitality.
SunShare will proceed to develop the motivation program as further neighborhood photo voltaic gardens are accomplished. A photo voltaic backyard close to Platteville is beneath building and anybody who subscribes to it’ll obtain their incentive when it’s turned on.
“Constructing neighborhood is a part of our DNA as a neighborhood photo voltaic supplier, however the response we’ve gotten from our subscribers and from the companies and non-profit organizations has been overwhelming,” SunShare Government Vice President of Technique and Shopper Expertise mentioned in an announcement. “We now have greater than 100 native institutions on our record, and most have been requested by subscribers who wish to make sure that their favourite neighborhood spots are getting some love.”
Residents who subscribe to neighborhood photo voltaic gardens obtain credit on their electrical payments for utilizing renewable vitality manufacturing sources.
Neighborhood gardens permit individuals who can be unable to put in rooftop photo voltaic panels — whether or not due to house design or renter standing — to make the most of solar energy.
New subscribers can name (800) 793-0786 or electronic mail [email protected] to have the corporate add extra companies or nonprofits to its ongoing record.
“We love being part of the SunShare program, supporting our neighborhood and our surroundings,” Base 6 Health proprietor Libby Anglin mentioned in a launch. Anglin’s health middle is without doubt one of the supported small companies. “We proceed to share the information about SunShare neighborhood photo voltaic with our purchasers, family and friends.”