mtvSolar Community Giveback Program
mtvSolar knows that every dollar matters to non-profit organizations. A dollar saved on monthly energy bills is a dollar that can be directed towards the non-profit’s mission. To support non-profit organizations who want to demonstrate clean energy and reduce their operating costs, mtvSolar’s Community Give Back Program offers a solar array installed at no cost to the non-profit.
Our Community Give Back Program uses an Install One & Give One model where, usually, 7 – 10 participating installations will trigger a donated solar array on the non-profit’s roof.
If the non-profit has bigger solar dreams, we include the installation of an over-sized inverter and additional racking to allow for easy system growth beyond the initial installation for even more clean energy and savings.
Any non-profit organization, typically including HOA community centers and places of worship (churches, synagogues, and mosques), are eligible to participate. Our only three rules are the non-profit must have roof space to fit the system, must have a champion who we can work with to ensure success, and must be within about 1 hour of our Berkeley Springs office (we want these projects to be a part of our local community).
If you would like to start a conversation about a Community Give Back Program at your non-profit organization or place of worship – select the programs you are interested in when you request an estimate for your solar project or email Danny Chiotos, our program coordinator.
This approach has been successful as the below projects have had no-cost to the non-profit solar installed on their roofs:
Friendsville, Maryland – The Friendsville Fire Hall – https://www.friendsville.city/friendsville-volunteer-fire-department
Friendsville Fire Department’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for all citizens and visitors from the adverse effects of natural and man-made emergencies. Our goal is to provide a protection program through a cost-efficient approach to emergency response, fire code application and public fire education.The Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department is prepared 24/7 to preserve life and minimize damage, respond to hazards or disaster events by providing the necessary assistance and emergency support functions as well as establish a recovery system that will return the community to its normal state of affairs.
The Laurel Center of Winchester, VA – http://www.thelaurelcenter.org/
Working together in our community to stop the cycle of domestic and sexual violence, providing services to survivors in the City of Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County and to survivors in Warren County, we are committed to “being there” when people need us most.
Non-Profit System Size: 3,600 W
Independent School of Winchester, VA – http://www.iswva.org/
Our mission is to create a learning environment where young people discover and develop their own unique abilities: to think logically and critically, to effect positive change in the world, and to approach life with an open heart.
The Kids Clubs of the Northern Shenandoah Valley – https://www.thekidsclubs.org/
The Kids Clubs is running this Community Give Back Program to model sustainability in the community and to direct as much of its resources towards serving low-income families (rather than utility bills) as possible. Every dollar that is saved by generating their own clean & local electricity goes directly into kids programming.
The Wardensville Garden Market of Wardensville, WV – http://wardensvillegardenmarket.org/
We grow more than vegetables! The Wardensville Garden Market + Bakery is a nonprofit farm that employs local youth, encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit through small-scale sustainable farming in an education-rich environment. Our goal is to enhance the knowledge of local youth by teaching them how to run and sustain a successful small business, and by offering opportunities to pursue new career paths, through classes and scholarships. We reinvest 100% of every purchase made at the market and bakery back into the program to hire and inspire even more young people.
The River House of Capon Bridge, WV – https://www.theriverhousewv.org/
Bringing people together through arts. music. community.
The River House is a community-based arts and music program emphasizing active participation, affordable access, and multi-generational education.
Non-Profit System Size: 2,400 W
Total New Solar: 36,300 W
Total Battery Systems: 2
Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA – http://uucnh.org/
Non-Profit System Size: 3,600 W
Total New Solar: 31,320 W
Total Battery Systems: 0
Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church of Boonsboro, MD – http://www.mtneboumc.com/
Habitat For Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle – https://www.habitatep.org/
Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Above: Humanitarian Way, Martinsburg, WV. mtvSolar donated multiple systems for the community.