Here at Western Solar we feel that it is extremely important to give back to the communities we serve. Through sponsorships, community engagement, and education we support the efforts of these, as well as many other, local non-profits.
Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County’s “Our House” Project
In August 2014, Western Solar and Bellingham-based solar panel manufacturer Itek Energy teamed up to help Interfaith Coalition reach their goal of going solar on their new Our House triplex in Ferndale. Once construction was complete, our team got to work to help make their dream of going solar come true.
The new 2.545 kW solar electric system consists of ten Itek Energy solar modules, five of which were donated by Itek Energy, the rest purchased at cost by Saint James Presbyterian Church and Interfaith Coalition. Western Solar covered the cost of labor, permitting, and racking materials. The new system is expected to produce 2,545 kWh/year and provide over $1,100 of bill savings and incentives annually. That is equivalent to a reduction of CO2 emissions from 189 gallons of gasoline and 1,803 pounds of coal!
Equivalency data was provided by The US Environmental Protection Agency.
Habitat for Humanity’s Passive House
In 2013, we chose the Whatcom County Habitat for Humanity, Women Built, Passive House as a community partner.
From March 1st until June 15th, 2013 a portion of our sales went toward a the installation of a turn-key system on the Women Built, Passive House project. This project, scheduled for completion by Summer 2014, is going to a very deserving family in Whatcom County. Click here to find out more about the project and how you can get involved.