YWCA ‘FLIPS THE SWITCH’ WITH STAIGHTUP SOLAR
YWCA ‘Flips the Switch’ with StrightUp Solar
Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.
YWCA McLean County
1201 North Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL
Entrance closest to Hershey Road
D. Dontae Latson, CEO/President, YWCA McLean County
Fulton, Director of Commercial Sales, StraightUp Solar
Action Center (tentative)
Perry Mayer, Director of Building Operations, YWCA
YWCA McLean County is excited to begin reducing their carbon footprint. On
Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m., a “flip the switch” ceremony will begin
the reduction at 1201 N. Hershey Road.
In July and
August of this year, StraightUp Solar installed 383 Solar Photovoltaic Panels
on the roof at YWCA McLean County. The project began with an energy analysis performed
by the Ecology Action Center of McLean County who suggested the Solar
Photovoltaic Panel Project. YWCA, the only non-profit in McLean County with a
set-up like this, is able to afford the StraightUp Solar project through a
power purchase agreement. A power purchase agreement means the installation is
completed by a third party (StraightUp Solar) who in turn charges a lower rate
for electricity; credit is also received from Ameren for any excess energy the
Please join us;
viewing of the solar panels will be available for those interested after the
conclusion of the ceremony.
To learn more about StraightUp Solar, Ameren, Matrix
Energy Services, and Orchard Electric Inc. visit their websites:
straightupsolar.com, Ameren.com, matrixenergyservices.com, and
YWCA McLean County has been supporting women,
children, and families in our community for more than 100 years. YWCA McLean
County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace,
justice, freedom, and dignity for all. For information on programs serving
infants to seniors, please visit www.ywcamclean.org.