Giving back to the children’s charities helps grow awareness of solar

Nov 02, 2016

Giving back to the children’s charities helps grow awareness of solar

In California, Enphase Energy sponsored the October Family Access Day at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC). The Museum’s mission is to “inspire children’s creativity and stimulate their curiosity to discover the world through playful exploration of the arts and sciences.” 

Enphase Energy donated the microinverters for their 40kW solar system in May 2015 to demonstrate the benefits of a solar system to museum visitors. This system provides 100% of the Museum’s electric power. This donation helps the Children's Museum not only rely less on traditional sources of energy, but also show future generations the importance of clean energy.

At its October event, CMOSC highlighted its solar system with an Enphase Energy information table. Enphase employees and their families visited the museum to see the solar arrays and the Enlighten Kiosk display, and visitors learned more about the benefits of Enphase solar systems.

Meanwhile on the other side of the Pacific, the Enphase Energy team in Australia partnered with module company Suntech and installer Living Energy to donate a 30kW rooftop solar system for TLC for Kids’ headquarters building. TLC for Kids is a children’s charity dedicated to giving practical and emotional support to sick kids and their families across Australia. They receive requests or referrals from healthcare professionals, and are unique in that they operate immediately and inclusively to meet the short term needs of those kids and families.

 

The donation, valued at around $50,000, will keep on giving because it will save up to $350,000 in energy bills during the 30-year life of the solar system. By powering almost 100 percent of TLC for Kids’ energy use during the day, the nonprofit can put the savings back towards funding services for children in need. This equates to approximately 750 kids or families they will now be able to support as a result.

Check out the solar production at TLC for Kids here.

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