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Providence Housing Announced As Winner of SED ROC THE SUN Solar Giveaway

SED will donate a 5kW solar array to Providence Housing and organize a crowdfunding effort to add to the project.

Providence Housing Development Corporation is excited to be the winner of the ROC the SUN Solar Giveaway, a contest lead by Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. (SED). SED will award the non-profit, affordable housing organization a 5kW solar array – a string of solar panels that will capture sunlight and convert it into usable energy – allowing Providence Housing to save money on electrical costs. SED has donated the equipment, labor, and expertise for the project. They, along with Providence Housing, look to the Greater Rochester Community, and beyond, to help raise the remaining funds needed to complete the project.

SED has organized a crowdfunding effort approved through Indiegogo to help Providence Housing cover additional systems costs, construction racking, permit fees and other costs. Donations from $25-$250 can be made online at www.indiegogo.com/projects/roc-the-sun-solar-giveaway.

This project will enable Providence Housing, committed to helping the local community, spend its allocated funding dollars more directly on its stated mission and services rather than its electric bills. Providence Housing strives to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of support services. In 2014, Providence Housing celebrated 20 years offering better choices and more affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families in the Greater Rochester Area.

“We are excited and proud to ROC the SUN on our properties through Sustainable Energy Developments,” said Mark Weisberger, Executive Director at Providence Housing. “The solar array will help keep the electric costs down at our Son House Apartments property and allow us to focus on building human dignity through affordable housing and support services.”

SED Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Meaghann Schulte, said, “We feel that Providence Housing will be a great pilot project to illustrate how crowdfunding can work in renewable projects, and we hope to work with all the applicants who entered our giveaway contest in the near future.”

For more information about this project visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/roc-the-sun-solar-giveaway. Information about Providence Housing and SED can be respectively found at www.ProvidenceHousing.org and www.sed-net.com.