This is the first corporate donation for Singularity and the organization’s first solar installation
DALLAS, TEXAS – Green Mountain Energy Company proudly presented a $10,000 check to Singularity Solar Energy, helping the new non-profit make its first solar installation through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The donation is made possible through the Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM, a program where Green Mountain customer contributions provide solar power installations for non-profit organizations.
Formed in June 2010 by a Dallas-area family, Singularity Solar Energy is a new 501 (c) 3 non-profit created with the goal of providing affordable energy solutions, via solar installations, to low-income home owners in the DFW Metroplex. Singularity plans to provide free solar panels, installation, and eventually installation training for low-income and fixed-income families living in single-family homes.
“We know many unemployed and underemployed folks in the area are facing significant financial burdens and that solar installations can greatly reduce electricity bills,” said Jena Maharramov, director and CEO, Singularity Solar Energy. “As a new non-profit, we are very eager to provide solar to people in need, but lack the initial funds to carry out this mission. That’s where Green Mountain comes in.”
To aid in its effort of growing the funds necessary for providing families in need with solar installations, Singularity applied for a donation from Green Mountain’s Sun Club.
“I was talking with a friend of mine soon after Singularity officially became a non-profit, and it turns out he’s a Sun Club member,” said Maharramov. “He told me about the program, encouraged me to apply and I’m delighted to say Green Mountain is now our first corporate sponsor! We couldn’t have asked for a better company to help us launch our first donation.”
Singularity has formed partnerships with the Dallas and Denton chapters of Habitat for Humanity. The donation from the Sun Club will go towards installing solar panels on select Habitat homes in 2012.
“There is such enormous potential in solar power as a sustainable, cost-effective solution to providing energy,” said Tony Napolillo, Sun Club program manager, Green Mountain Energy Company. “Green Mountain is proud to support non-profits, like Singularity, that align with our mission of changing the way power is made.”
“We look forward to creating more partnerships with other Dallas-Fort Worth non-profits, local businesses, and individuals who would like to help Singularity leverage solar to supply families with renewable, affordable energy,” said Jena Maharramov, director and CEO, Singularity Solar Energy.
For more information on Singularity Solar Energy and how you can help make a positive impact in communities and the environment, visit www.singularitysolar.org.
Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM
Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM is a program where Green Mountain residential customers have the opportunity to give back to non-profit organizations through the promotion of solar power. Direct monthly contributions from customers go toward the funding of solar installations. Since the program’s founding in 2002, Sun Club members have helped install almost 500kW of solar power, preventing over 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. That equals 3.6 million miles not driven or 8.1 million aluminum cans recycled. For more information, visit www.gmsunclub.com.
Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 to “change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, such as wind, as well as a variety of carbon offset products. Green Mountain’s largest customer is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 14.8 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), Green Mountain is backed by one of the nation’s largest renewable power producers. For more information, visit www.GreenMountain.com.