YWCA ‘FLIPS THE SWITCH’ WITH STAIGHTUP SOLAR

Posted by: YWCA McLean County - September, 13th 2017 @ 02:53 pm

YWCA ‘FLIPS THE SWITCH’ WITH STAIGHTUP SOLAR

 

WHAT:         
YWCA ‘Flips the Switch’ with StrightUp Solar

 

WHEN:         
Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:       
YWCA McLean County

                       
1201 North Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL

                       
Entrance closest to Hershey Road

 

WHO:           
D. Dontae Latson, CEO/President, YWCA McLean County

Shannon
Fulton, Director of Commercial Sales, StraightUp Solar

Ecology
Action Center (tentative)

Perry Mayer, Director of Building Operations, YWCA
McLean County

 

WHY:            
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
panels produce.

 

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
orchardelectric.com.

 

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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.