Small Scale Farm Solar Site

Heirloom East Bay Castro Valley
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Heirloom East Bay hosts a small scale farm and intentional Christian community. Heirloom East Bay exists to nurture a diverse community of people that practice hospitality, sustainability, and creativity in the midst of a busy culture. How Heirloom Went Solar RE-volv works with community-serving nonprofits to help these nonprofits go solar at no upfront cost. […]

Affordable Housing Nonprofit for Artists Goes Solar

Project Artaud San Francisco
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Project Artaud is a pioneering arts complex located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Project Artaud is an artist community that provides affordable housing and studio space for over 70 artists and also houses three theaters and two dance studios that residents and members of the community can use for performances and practice space. Project Artaud […]

Hope United Methodist Church Goes Solar

Hope United Methodist Church South San Francisco
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Hope United Methodist Church is located in South San Francisco, California. Hope United says, “We are an open, loving, and affirming church to everyone regardless of age, race, sex, creed, national origin, or sexual orientation.” The programs and ministries of the church family are multicultural, multi-faceted and diverse. Hope United Methodist Church has a strong […]

Cultural Center Brings Solar to Their Nonprofit

CULTURAL CENTER Berkeley
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Going Solar In January 2020, RE-volv staff worked with SunWork to install a 28kW solar system on the roof of La Peña’s building in South Berkeley, California. This solar system will save La Peña more than $170,000 on electricity bills over the lifetime of the system while removing 1.5 million pounds of emissions from entering […]

Solar Ambassadors Bring Solar to Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church

Solar Ambassadors Bring Solar to Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church Oakland
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About lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church is a modern, multicultural powerhouse. From welcoming the LGBTQ+ community into their congregation to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement to providing food to those in need, Lakeshore is committed to serving the needs of the Oakland community. Lakeshore’s Hunger Task Force runs a food bank […]

Solar for True Fellowship Baptist Church

True Fellowship Baptist Church Richmond
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True Fellowship Baptist Church is a keystone in the Richmond, California community. True Fellowship works in diverse ways to support their community, including offering weekly giveaways of clothing, food, toiletries, and other essential products to those in need within the community. The Impact of this Project In addition to using their solar savings to provide […]

Affordable Housing Community Goes Solar

Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) is a Bay Area nonprofit that uses community ownership to provide affordable homes and community facilities in perpetuity. Founded in 1973, they have led the development of many innovations and developments in cooperative and community ownership models that help ensure housing and economic justice for all. Unity Gardens, located in Berkeley, California is a 6-unit affordable housing apartment community owned by NCLT. RE-volv brought solar to Unity Gardens in 2018, which allows residents to save money each month on their electricity bills. The 11 kW system on the roof of Unity Gardens will cover 88% of the building’s electricity load and save residents 35% on their electricity bills each month. Solar System Stats CO2 Avoided: 578,900 lbs Solar System: 11 kW Dollars saved: $60,000 Installed: Spring 2018 Berkeley
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Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) is a Bay Area nonprofit that uses community ownership to provide affordable homes and community facilities in perpetuity. Founded in 1973, they have led the development of many innovations and developments in cooperative and community ownership models that help ensure housing and economic justice for all. Unity Gardens, located in […]

Solar for Children’s After School Program

About Harbor House Harbor House was founded in 1972 and has been serving the Oakland, California community ever since. Harbor House offers many after-school programs for children and youth, including after-school tutoring and enrichment classes along with summer camps. Harbor House also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults who are immigrants or refugees in the community, provides jobs skills training, and gives out nutritious food bags to those in need. How Harbor House Will Utilize Their Solar Savings By going solar with RE-volv, Harbor House will save more than $102,000 off the cost of their electricity bills over the life of the solar system. With these savings, Harbor House will have more capital they can use to invest into their programs. Community Effort to Bring Solar to Harbor House Harbor House went solar with RE-volv for $0 down, allowing Harbor House to go solar without needing to divert money from their programs to do so. Through a 20-year Solar Lease, Harbor House will pay back RE-volv each month for their solar system. As Harbor House pays back RE-volv, their monthly payments will be invested into the Solar Seed Fund, a revolving fund for solar used to bring more solar to amazing community-serving nonprofits across the country. Solar System Stats: CO2 Avoided: 611,739 lbs. Solar System: 12 kW Dollars saved: $102,000 People served: 1,500 Installed: Summer 2017 Oakland
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About Harbor House Harbor House was founded in 1972 and has been serving the Oakland, California community ever since. Harbor House offers many after-school programs for children and youth, including after-school tutoring and enrichment classes along with summer camps. Harbor House also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults who are immigrants […]

Solar for San Francisco Food Co-op

About Other Avenues Food Cooperative Other Avenues is a worker-owned cooperative grocery store that has served the Outer Sunset community of San Francisco since 1974. Other Avenues is a worker-owned cooperative, where workers are members of the cooperative and manage all aspects of running the cooperative. Other Avenues’ mission is to provide food and supplies that support sustainable living while supporting local and organic farms, small businesses, and co-ops. They achieve their mission through having an emphasis on their food sources being organic, sustainable, vegetarian, and fair-trade products while avoiding unnecessary packaging, GMO’s, and preservatives within the food they sell. Going Solar with RE-volv Other Avenues had a long-held dream of going solar and in 2015 that dream became a reality by going solar with RE-volv! Through a crowdfunding campaign run by RE-volv, Other Avenues was able to go solar for $0 through a 20 year Power Purchasing Agreement. Other Avenue’s has a 32 kW solar array on the roof of their building, which will offset more than 949,727 lbs of emissions from the atmosphere over the life of the system. By going solar with RE-volv, Other Avenues will have stable electricity costs and will save more than $124,300 over the life of the system, money that Other Avenues can use to further their mission of providing organic, sustainably produced food to the community. Solar System Stats CO2 Avoided: 949,727 lbs Solar System: 32 kW Dollars saved: $124,300 People served: 7,000+ Installed: Spring 2015 San Francisco
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About Other Avenues Food Cooperative Other Avenues is a worker-owned cooperative grocery store that has served the Outer Sunset community of San Francisco since 1974. Other Avenues is a worker-owned cooperative, where workers are members of the cooperative and manage all aspects of running the cooperative. Other Avenues’ mission is to provide food and supplies […]

Solar for Nonprofit Dance Center

CULTURAL CENTER Berkeley
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About Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Shawl-Anderson Dance Center is a nonprofit dance center located in Berkeley, California. The mission of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC) is to nurture and mentor the growth of dancers and choreographers; cultivate a healthy and supportive atmosphere for creative expression; sustain traditions essential to the field; and foster the evolution of the […]