Green Mountain Energy helps power Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, February 2, 2012 @ 09:02 AM
posted by rene5432

With the help of Austin-based Green Mountain Energy Company, the Habitat for Humanity office in Dallas will now be able to rely on a steady supply of renewable electricity for the next three decades.

Habitat for Humanity is a popular non-profit group that helps low-income families find affordable housing by simply helping to build it for them. Green Mountain Energy, the first alternative electricity provider in Texas to offer residents access to clean energy, wanted to help the organization and decided it could help best by focusing on what it knows best.

The group hosts a major affiliate building in Dallas that suffers from the same high electricity rates many Texans have dealt with in recent years.

But Green Mountain Energy has put together thousands of dollars in donations from its customers through its Sun ClubTM program to support the development of solar power installations in the state.

With the donation of $140,000 from the Sun Club program, Habitat for Humanity was able to add a massive 176-panel, 47.52-kilowatt solar power system to the roof of their building.

The solar system is expected to produce 62,000 kilowatt-hours each year, and could save more than $286,000 over the next 30 years.

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