Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Wins “Maine Donation” Grant Program for Solar
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Thanks to everyone who submitted applications for our first ever “Maine Donation” solar grant program. We had 40+ applications from diverse nonprofits across Maine, from Saco to Calais, ranging from hunger prevention to youth programs, summer camps, arts centers, animal welfare groups, environmental organizations, land trusts and farming groups. Our judges had to make a tough decision but ultimately chose Rockport-based Midcoast Habitat for Humanity as the recipient of the grant, based on their community engagement, involvement and support, as well as the physical visibility and viability of their project.
“At ReVision Energy, our business is based on our mission, vision and values, and we work every day to give back to our communities in meaningful ways,” says Jennifer Albee, ReVision’s customer relations manager. “We were amazed at the applications we received for this year’s Maine Donation and at the number of deserving non-profits that applied. In Midcoast Habitat we saw an organization with strong community engagement that also leads by doing. This solar electric system will make a meaningful difference in their annual budget by producing 40% of their electricity right from the rooftop.”
Tia Anderson, Midcoast Habitat’s executive director, says, “We were so excited to learn that we’ll soon have solar panels here at Habitat. We estimate that between four and five thousand people visit our ReStore location every year, so not only will we be reducing our operating costs, but we’ll also be showing the community that solar energy can and should be a model for the midcoast.”