We’ve talked before about the many benefits that solar power can provide for all types of nonprofit organizations, but many of the benefits bear repeating. With an increasingly uncertain future – both ecologically and economically – looming on the horizon it behooves organizations of all types to seek out any options that will help provide them with stability in the future.
Solar power does just that, and it provides a wide range of additional benefits as well.
The Cost of Installation
Installing a solar array for your organization can be a costly undertaking, but CollectiveSun is here to help. Our first two projects raised nearly $100,000 between them, and caused quite a stir in the local news media as well.
By utilizing an organization’s community to fund the project CollectiveSun fosters increased community engagement during the fundraising and throughout the duration of the project. Because the individuals that donate are investors and not simply donors they have a long-term vested interest in the future of the organization.
This helps to allow nonprofits that otherwise might never have afforded the benefits of solar power to move forward quickly with installation so they might reap the rewards of solar power quickly and efficiently.
The Benefits of Solar Power
Solar power provides a wide range of benefits, some are economically obvious and some are slightly more intangible, but they all keep giving long after the initial installation is finished.
- Reduced Operating Costs: Nonprofits often operate on shoestring budgets, so any additional economic security is a highly desirable thing. Solar power can help nonprofits plan for the future by stabilizing rapidly inflating energy costs.
- Great ROI: Even though nonprofits are unable to take advantage of many of the tax-based incentives for utilizing solar power, CollectiveSun’s innovative community funding platform will still allow nonprofits to reap significant financial returns on their investment. These returns will stack on top of the already significant energy savings provided by solar power.
- Essentially Maintenance-Free: Once installed a solar array requires almost no maintenance and can last for decades. That means almost no continuing cost while you keep reaping the benefits.
- Being Green: Environmental friendliness is the name of the game these days. “Going green” is great positive press and can provide fantastic opportunities for reaching out to your community and increasing member engagement. A solar array is a great and visible way to be environmentally friendly and fiscally responsible.
It’s easy to see that the myriad benefits of solar power significantly outweigh the upfront costs. What’s even better is that with CollectiveSun there are no upfront costs! That means you can get your solar installation up and running and saving you money without spending a single penny.
Just think of the years of clean, renewable energy and increased community engagement that a solar array will provide and you’ll quickly realize that it’s time to contact CollectiveSun to learn more.