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SVSS & Habitat for Humanity: Solar Empowerment for Phoenix Families

Sabrina Lopez
May 14, 2019
2 min read

[Originally published on May 14, 2019 | Updated on January 24, 2024 - 4 min read]

Sun Valley Solar Solutions (SVSS) is honored to highlight our impactful partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona. This collaboration is a testament to our dedication to community service and sustainable energy practices.

SVSS's Commitment to Community and Sustainability
  • Partnering for a Cause: In 2019, SVSS joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to provide a 5.1kW solar energy installation for the Marquez family in Phoenix, showcasing our commitment to making renewable energy accessible to all.
  • Benefits for the Marquez Family: The rooftop solar array produces over 8,000 kilowatt-hours annually, significantly reducing the family's energy bills and contributing to environmental sustainability.
Habitat for Humanity's Role in Community Development
  • Building Homes and Hope: Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona, a local affiliate of the global organization, has provided affordable housing solutions and energy-efficient upgrades to needy families.
  • A Shared Vision: Their work aligns with SVSS's mission of fostering sustainable communities, making this partnership an effective vehicle for social and environmental change.
The Lasting Impact of Solar Energy
  • Empowering Through Solar: The solar installation offers immediate financial relief for the Marquez family and serves as a model for sustainable living in the community.
  • Continued Collaboration: As we progress into 2024, SVSS remains dedicated to expanding our reach through similar initiatives, continuing to empower more families with the benefits of solar energy.

    sun valley solar and habitat for humanity team

"Every day is Earth Day for our Habitat for Humanity family and friends. We are super grateful for like-minded partners like Sun Valley Solar, who have been great to work with," said Jason Barlow, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. "Keeping energy costs low is critical to making home ownership more affordable for families. The Marquez family is celebrating a fresh start today, and we're grateful to everyone who joins our mission to build a better future - one home and one family at a time."

The new solar addition is part of Habitat for Humanity's new 2,200 sq. ft. home built for the Marquez family in Deer Valley. The rooftop array comprises 20 ReneSola panels combined with a SolarEdge inverter. In addition to its numerous financial benefits, the new Sun Valley Solar Solutions system will have a substantial environmental impact with an estimated clean energy offset equivalent to more than 6,000 pounds of coal burned or nearly 14,000 miles driven in the average car.*

"With energy costs only increasing, access to affordable energy alternatives is becoming increasingly important for families in all walks of life," said Sun Valley Solar Solutions CEO Russ Patzer. "Thanks to their new solar energy system, the Marquez family is better equipped to hedge against the certainty of rising electricity costs over time while enjoying the immediate relief that comes with lower monthly bills. Also, by providing this young family with access to a cleaner alternative, we send a strong message about the role that everyone can play in ensuring a more sustainable future for generations to come." 

Please visit their official website for more information about Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona and its initiatives, please visit its official website.