Everybody Solar announced that Mounting Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of solar racking systems, has donated a complete Alpha on-roof mounting system to the Wildlife Associates project in Half Moon Bay. The new racking system will help lower the cost of the 29 kW solar installation and brings the ‘Bring Solar to Wildlife’ crowdfunding campaign to 30 percent of the target.
Everybody Solar kickstarted a crowdsourcing campaign in September to raise funds for fellow nonprofit Wildlife Associates. Everybody Solar was seeking supply chain partners for material donations and Mounting Systems stepped forward to fill the gap and expedite the completion of the project.
“We take community responsibility very seriously and are pleased to partner with nonprofits like Everybody Solar and Wildlife Associates who are doing valuable work,” said Don Massa, Product Manager at Mounting Systems. “Even though our Alpha racking system is quite easy and quick to install, it is a rugged, highly durable system that will provide years of trouble-free, reliable service for the Wildlife Associates Half Moon Bay Project,” said Massa.
“We’re honored to partner with Mounting Systems on the Wildlife Associates installation,” says Youness Scally, Executive Director of Everybody Solar. “Wildlife Associates spends thousands of dollars annually on energy bills to care for over 50 wild animals or ‘teachers’ at the Half Moon Bay sanctuary. These wild animals and staff travel to over 300 local schools each year to teach kids about wildlife conservation and environmental awareness. With Mounting Systems’ support, we can defray 90 percent of the sanctuary’s electricity costs and enable Wildlife Associates to care for three additional wild animals.”
The solar array will save Wildlife Associates enough to fund their programs to teach an additional 5,000 kids each year about wildlife and science. People looking to learn more about the project or donate directly to the project can visit www.everybodysolar.org/our-work/solar-projects/current-projects/143-bring-solar-to-wildlife-associates.
— Solar Builder magazine