Solar panels at four Riverton community housing co-ops meet community savings and sustainability goals

“Riverton Community Housing had a clear vision for delivering this project from the start, they just needed the right partners,” said Michel Thalhimer, Director of Business Development at All Energy Solar. “We were proud to support this collaborative effort to bring clean energy to these student and community housing established around Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota Campus.”

Energy savings of a total of 400 kW of solar panels on the roof will help co-ops offset the energy on their common area meters. Solar panels were installed at 4th Street Housing Co-Op (70 kW), the two buildings that are part of Franklin Housing Co-Op (85 kW and 115 kW) and Brook Avenue Housing Co-Op (130 kW ).

The project also helps meet a simple but important goal for co-ops in Riverton: to do the right thing. The projected offset for the first year of power generation is expected to be approximately 450,000 kWh. The projected environmental benefits over 25 years are equivalent to more than 7,000 metric tons of CO2 offsets, which is equivalent to moving 7,000,000 pounds of burnt coal, planting 190,000 trees, or removing 1,500 gas-powered passenger vehicles from the road for a full year.

“Riverton housing co-ops have always cared about the communities in which they are located and the environment around them. Our co-op members and staff are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Mary NovakExecutive Director youoh Riverton Community Housing. “Adding solar energy to our buildings was not only the right thing to do, but it was a fairly easy process with our project partners. We hope others multi-homeowners will learn the process and do the same.”

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