As a woman-led solar company in Denver, Colorado, Apollo Energy is a proud partner of Grid Alternatives, a national non-profit organization leading the way in bringing clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs to low-income communities. Each year Grid Alternatives hosts a “We Build” also known as a “Women’s Build”, in which the organization calls upon its “Women in Solar” program participants for a hands-on solar installation!
This year, our COO Melissa Theesen volunteered in helping install the enormous 40 kW solar panel system on The Flats at Two Creeks in Lakewood, a multi-family building with units set aside for low-income veterans. This massive amount of solar energy will save the affordable housing facility over $234,000 in electricity expenses over the lifetime of the panels in addition to reducing 1,355 tons of carbon emissions. The environmental impact of the panels can be equivocated to planting 31,000 trees or removing 259 cars from the road for a year.
The two day installation was followed by a “Women in Solar” celebration which provided the female volunteers with opportunities for career advancement and networking within the renewable energy industry. The event made news headlines in Colorado, as the solar installation was covered by both CBS Denver and Fox 31 Denver.
In celebration of Colorado Gives Day this Tuesday December 10th, Apollo Energy would like you to consider donating to the next We Build event or to the entire Grid Alternatives organization. Your donation will help the career advancement of women and low-income individuals in solar, in addition to bringing clean, renewable energy to under-served communities nationwide.
Are you a homeowner interested in going solar in Colorado? Get a free quote from a local company and contact Apollo Energy today!