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On January 31, Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) will celebrate the recent installation of a 5.6-kW roof provided by nonprofit Everybody Solar, in partnership with Clenara and Empowered Solar.

The new solar panels — donated by Clenara and installed by Empowered Solar — will save BBP an average of $1,100 annually. With significantly lower overhead costs, the nonprofit will be able to expand its services, which include hosting bike repair workshops and providing refurbished bikes to both kids and adults.

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In a second project partnering with nonprofit One Spirit, Everybody Solar, with the support of numerous agencies including Patagonia, Black Hills Solar, Murdock Electric and JinkoSolar installed an 11.16-kW solar array to the Charging Buffalo House (CBH). This site was targeted to reduce One Spirit’s electricity costs in order to increase the sites sustainability and to provide a live example of the value of renewable energy to the community.

Everybody Solar previously installed solar for the Pine Ridge Reservation’s youth centers last year. “The Buffalo House is one-of-a-kind on the reservation. It is a new facility aiming to increase the consumption of traditional meats to help address the growing rates of diabetes, obesity and other diet-related diseases,” said Jeri Baker, executive director of One Spirit.

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FBBLogoScreensFoundation Beyond Belief - June 15, 2019 | Beneficiary guest blog by Everybody Solar

Over the past few decades, global climate change has demonstrated dramatic effects on the environment and local populations, at an increasing rate. Scientists are predicting increases in the frequency and severity of major catastrophes, including: flooding, hurricanes, drought, and more. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities”.

As a result of the above, individuals and corporations are looking at ways to reduce their environmental footprint while simultaneously reducing their overhead costs. ...

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After encountering several challenges with the roof structure and therefore design of the system, Everybody Solar, with the support of numerous agencies — O’Brien Construction, Energy Design, Woodchuck Engineering, Jerry’s Home Improvement, EWEB, JinkoSolar and All Points North Foundation — is bringing a 30.2-kW solar array (in two phases, with the first phase completed this month) to the Eugene Science Center (ESC).

While the re-designs led to delays in installation, one of the benefits is that the solar array will now be side mounted to the South-facing side of the ESC’s building, allowing for the public to have more immediate contact with the system. In this first phase of the installation, the Eugene Science Center is receiving 18.9 kW of photovoltaics...

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43921700265 7ab4baea39 mAfter waiting for years, Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that provides training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, goes solar. The project, originally launched in 2014, involves a multitude of partners, ranging from: Everybody Solar—a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds to help other community serving nonprofits go solar, to TrapDoor Social—an alternative rock band that incorporates social activism into their work , and Grid Alternatives—a nonprofit that helps provide job training and solar to underserved communities. The project faced delays when it was discovered the roof needed repair. However, it goes to show that perseverance can indeed overcome great obstacles, something well understood by the ex-gang members the benefit from the services Homeboy offers.

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45339569432 90a7af8217 mMakers4Good is excited to announce a brand new partnership with Everybody Solar. Their mission is to protect the environment and strengthen communities by bringing solar energy to nonprofits—a mission we believe in too, and are very happy to help support! ...

Everybody Solar will deploy HELIO lights to one of the poorest communities in the U.S.: the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where 39% of the population still lives with no electricity. These lights will not only allow individuals to read and do homework at night, but they will also enable families to charge cell phones—allowing them to keep connected, especially during storms which annually put lives at jeopardy....

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October 1, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) A beacon of light shining for the Allen Youth Center located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

On November 10, 2014 One Spirit opened the Allen Youth Center in Pine Ridge Reservation. It was the first, and only, youth center built. Although the temperature was 20 degrees and it was snowing, the community was celebrating. The building and programs have been monumental for Lakota youth, a recognition that they are the future of the Lakota nation and that they will have the help they need to carry forward the traditions and responsibilities of their people. The center has grown strong, providing mentorship, study areas, tutoring, recreation, food and counseling in a welcoming place that lures youth away from drugs, alcohol and gangs.

NOW on October 5, 2018 - the Allen Youth Center goes SOLAR!

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Everybody Solar has received a donation from JinkoSolar. The 29.57 kW of high-efficiency modules will reduce Everybody Solar’s project costs by one third and help provide renewable energy systems to two sites on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota–the One Spirit Allen Youth Center and One Spirit Buffalo House.

One Spirit, a non-profit dedicated to Native Americans, creates stability in an area where 97% of its population lives below the federal poverty line. The two sites, Allen Youth Center and Buffalo House, are dedicated in their efforts to eliminate hunger and replace high drop-out and suicide rates among youth, while educating and instilling pride in their Lakota heritage.

Skylar FunkSIERRA - May 3, 2018

The rockers and their Sunstock Festival raise money for solar installations. By Katie O'Reilly

IT WAS IN POMONA COLLEGE's Environmental Analysis Program that I met my bandmate Merritt Graves. The course discussed urban infrastructure and how cities use resources like passive solar. Once Merritt and I formed an alternative rock band, we found ourselves talking constantly about all this Southern California sunshine that tends to go to waste. From day one, we wanted to create an artistic project with leverage to have an environmental impact—we called it Trapdoor Social. ... So when Trapdoor Social prereleased its second EP in 2014, we partnered with the Sierra Club, Grid Alternatives, and a small nonprofit called Everybody Solar to throw a fundraising event. We used the money to purchase solar panels for Homeboy Industries, which is an awesome local organization that provides former gang members with job training and support.

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CurrentProjects SolarPanel260x140GreenMatch - April 23, 2018

Solar energy is one of the most promising forms of energy. Besides it being renewable and non-polluting, solar energy contributes to job creation and sustainable development in the communities where it is installed. However, many people are not aware of the benefits of solar energy. Fortunately, there are numerous organisations, e-magazines, and blogs that work to increase awareness around solar energy, and encourage its adoption. Their valuable contribution to the growth of the solar industry deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Therefore, GreenMatch has designed the Best Solar Websites Award, which recognises the achievements and meaningful contributions of websites that help drive the solar industry forward and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society.

...Everybody Solar was selected by GreenMatch with the “Best Solar Websites of 2018” award. Everybody Solar was awarded under  the “Best Solar Organisations” category...

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