Community solar installation company BlueWave Solar has announced plans to launch a program intended to provide relief to New York organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to reduce the burden of the state-ordered shutdown and inspire the push to renewable energy, BlueWave will be donating to local charitable organizations for every new community solar subscriber.
When a new customer subscribes to a local community solar program, the company will donate $150 to an organization in need. In the Poughkeepsie, BlueWave will donate to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley for every consumer that signs up for Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s community solar.
As part of the program, new subscribers will also be eligible to receive a $150 bonus by signing up. They can choose to keep that money or donate it to the food bank. All funds received and generated by new customers will go directly to local food banks and homeless shelters that may be having difficulties accessing needed supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BlueWave Solar CEO, Trevor Hardy, explained the importance of the solar program and every subscription it receives. He confirmed that subscribers, both residential and commercial, will save on their energy bills. Hardy then referenced the COVID-19 pandemic as partial inspiration for the push to lend aid to the local region.
BlueWave also announced that it would be making separate corporate donations regardless of how many consumers sign up for community solar. After the program launches, BlueWave’s community solar donation program will expand to serve organizations in Massachusetts and Maine, including Easthampton Community Center, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and Good Shepard Food Bank.
Community solar programs are part of a global effort to reduce our carbon footprint while providing a cost-saving option to utility customers.