ATLANTA (January 31, 2010) – Radiance Solar LLC was named this week as a recipient of the Georgia Environmental Facility Authority’s competitive renewable energy grant. The energy grant of $786,067 was awarded to Radiance’s Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project, as part of the on-going effort to invest in the future of Georgia’s renewable energy economy.
The Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project (GNPSP) was among only four projects that received funding under GEFA’s competitive grant process. The projects were evaluated for their economic impact, visibility, and benefit to surrounding communities.
The GNPSP will install solar photovoltaic energy systems for seven non-profit organizations across the state of Georgia. The non-profits involved in the project include the following:
• Atlanta Community Food Bank – fighting hunger by engaging, empowering community
• ChrisKids – programs to heal children, strengthen families, & build community Glory Seeds – organic produce, sustainable living practices
• Lutheran Towers – Atlanta senior housing communities
• MedShare International – recovery & international redistribution of medical supplies
• Progressive Redevelopment – sustainable, affordable multifamily housing
• Upper Etowah River Alliance – education & conservation of Upper Etowah region
Solar photovoltaic systems will help these organizations to reduce their environmental footprints, decrease their energy and operating expenses, and further their respective missions in local communities. “Radiance Solar is excited to be able to provide solar to the non-profit community which has been historically excluded from renewable incentives, and we are proudto be working with quality partners like Suniva and GEFA on this project,” says Radiance CEO James Marlow.
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Radiance’s project will source American-made solar components and will use solar panels manufactured by Norcross-based Suniva. Suniva has committed to subsidizing a portion of the panel costs as part of a matching contribution to the non-profit project. “Suniva quote”
The Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project promises to be a highly visible testament to the future of solar energy in the state of Georgia, as well as a catalyst for economic development and job creation in coming months. Radiance Solar, Suniva, and all of the participating non-profits look forward to being a part of this world-class solar energy project.