JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The benefits of solar energy, a clean and renewable energy source, are about to be realized in a residential village in northeast Florida.
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On Oct. 13, Sulzbacher, the largest provider for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Northeast Florida, will cut the ribbon on its newest project.
Sulzbacher, partnering with Everybody Solar, a nonprofit that provides solar energy for other nonprofits, will power the Village of Sulzbacher by saving on energy costs.
“Solar panels will allow us to use more of our finances for the services we desperately need, like food and health care,” said Cindy Funkhouser, president and CEO of Sulzbacher. “It saves money and allows us to reduce our carbon footprint.”
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Sulzbacher provides its residents with shelter and healthy meals and connects more than 7,000 people to medical services each year. A nonprofit organization that can use energy-efficient technology like solar panels can direct funding to other services for people experiencing homelessness in Jacksonville.
“Everybody Solar is proud to partner with this incredible organization,” said Myriam Scally, executive director of Everybody Solar. “We are honored to provide a sustainable and cost-effective energy source. Sulzbacher’s facilities will be powered by the powerful Florida sun, allowing staff to take care of residents instead of paying electric bills,” Scully said.
On October 13, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new solar panels for the village of Sulzbacher.
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Donors for the solar array include individual donors, CITIZEN, Jinko Solar, Enphase and Business Performance Improvement.