Solarize Nonprofit is a partnership between the Community Environmental Council and Asteri Solar, a local funder. The goal of the program is to help nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas install photovoltaic solar systems, free of charge.
Local nonprofits benefit from reduced energy payments, a pathway to solar system ownership, and the ability to run off of renewable energy.
Pilot Program Details
The initial pilot program aims to install 200kw of solar systems on local nonprofit organizations by the end of 2018. Area nonprofits will be selected for participation based on the investment guidelines of Asteri Solar, which hopes to support nonprofit organizations that provide social benefits to the Santa Barbara County and surrounding community.
The Community Environmental Council provides individual consultation to nonprofit organizations and solar providers to ensure that equipment, systems, workmanship and contracts are carefully considered.