The Coastal Carolina University Solar Ambassador team is working on “OPERATION SUNSHINE” a project with the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 10420 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The VFW is a non-profit organization that provides exemplary service to engage veterans in the local community. This project will empower veterans who served our country in overseas conflict by providing a significant portion of clean energy towards their energy mix, lowering overall utility costs. You can see more of our day to day campaign activities on our social media through Facebook and Instagram.
WHO ARE THE SOLAR AMBASSADORS?
RE-volv, a San Francisco based non-profit, created the Solar Ambassador program in 2014 to empower college students to help community-serving organizations, like VFW Post 10420, go solar. This year-long fellowship trains ambassadors in areas such as crowdfunding, solar policy, community engagement, and project management in order to successfully educate their campus and local communities about solar energy. During this fellowship, students establish solar projects and develop a deep understanding of the solar energy sector. Coastal Carolina University’s team, founded in 2015, worked diligently to gain the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associates license to further their projects throughout Horry and Georgetown counties. We know our stuff!
WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN?
CROWDFUNDING GOAL: $35,326.00
SYSTEM SIZE: 9.2kW
LIFETIME REDUCTION OF CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE: 456,398.00 lbs
EXPECTED LIFETIME SAVINGS: $11,000
EXPECTED INSTALLATION: FALL 2019
About VFW Post 10420
The Veteran of Foreign War Post 10420, located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is an organization of veterans who fought to protect United States’ interests overseas. This post is instrumental in helping the brave men and women who served in the armed forces acclimate to civilian life. The VFW post offers necessities including (but not limited to) job training, financial support, and comradery. The members of the post are extremely dedicated to the mission and are always looking for newly homebound veterans to make new friendships, share stories, or find a helping hand.
Take action now
– Take 2 minutes and donate a few dollars
– Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever your preferred social media platform is.
– Tell a friend who cares about veterans, the environment, or building the new clean energy economy!
Thanks to Alder Energy, our installer for this project, who has worked diligently to make the project a success.