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SRP donates solar systems to 3 Phoenix-area nonprofit groups

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PHOENIX – Salt River Project is donating solar systems to three Phoenix-area nonprofit groups as part of an ongoing initiative, the utility announced this month.

Mesa’s A New Leaf homeless shelter, the Arizona Humane Society and AAEC Early College High School were selected as the latest beneficiaries of SRP’s Solar for Nonprofits program, according to a press release.

SRP funds the program with assistance from customers who make monthly donations toward it.

“This is a great partnership with our customers who contribute to the program, and an impactful way to invest in green energy while helping nonprofit agencies direct more funds to the communities they serve,” Dan Dreiling, SRP director of customer programs, said in the release.

Since 2007, SRP has installed 49 solar systems for nonprofits, providing the groups with an estimated $600,000 in savings, according to the release.

“This novel donation will have a great impact for our organization,” Michael Hughes, A New Leaf’s CEO, said in the release.

“We will be able to redirect funds to provide essential services like basic needs, case management, children’s services, employment services and so much more.”

The Arizona Humane Society’s solar system will be installed at the Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion in Phoenix.

“These funds will ensure that the efforts taking place in critical medical areas such as AHS’ trauma hospital, Parvo Puppy ICU and newborn kitten nursery will go even further to save the lives of pets who are not often given a second chance in other shelters,” Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society president and CEO, said in the release.

AAEC Early College High School is a six-campus independent college prep district that partners with Maricopa Community Colleges and Yavapai Community College.

The schools allow students to earn college-transferable credits while completing their high school diplomas.

“We are fortunate to be considered for this great opportunity,” AAEC Principal Eric Stevens said in the release.

“Any money saved as a part of lowering our energy consumption will go into broadening and enhancing educational opportunities for our students.”

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