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Sun Valley Solar Solutions Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Kyle Ritland

May 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 14, 2019) – Sun Valley Solar Solutions is proud to have partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona on a 5.1kW solar energy installation for the Marquez family of Phoenix. The donated rooftop solar array will produce more than 8,000-kilowatt hours per year, ensuring that the Marquez family has ready access to clean and affordable energy for decades to come.

“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 absolutely 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 is comprised of 20 ReneSola panels combined with a SolarEdge inverter. In addition to its numerous financial benefits, the new Sun Valley Solar Solutions system will also 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, getting access to affordable energy alternatives is becoming increasingly important for families in all walks of life,” said Russ Patzer, CEO of Sun Valley Solar Solutions. “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.” 


About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is a local affiliate of Habitat of Humanity International, the renowned humanitarian organization based in Atlanta. Each affiliate operates as a separate 501c3 nonprofit and is responsible for leading its own fundraising and operations management, while adhering to the Habitat for Humanity mission of serving communities within its area. Established in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona partners with local families in need of decent, affordable housing to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona also promotes volunteer programs with corporations, groups and individuals. Their services include new home construction, re-constructions, renovations, repairs (even emergency repairs) and most recently, entire neighborhood revitalization projects. Consistently ranked among the Top 10 of 1,200 affiliates nationally, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has built more than 1,100 homes in the metro Phoenix area. To learn more, please visit habitatcaz.org, or find us on Twitter @habitatcaz.

About Sun Valley Solar Solutions

Since 2006, Sun Valley Solar Solutions has been helping Arizona homeowners and businesses turn the state's most abundant natural resource into immediate savings and a cleaner tomorrow. The company is accredited as a SunPower Elite Dealer by SunPower Corp., holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a five-star rating on Yelp, has won the Angie’s List Super Service Award five times, and was ranked #1 Solar Installer by Ranking Arizona – The Best of Arizona Business. Sun Valley Solar Solutions is NABCEP-certified and a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association, AMICUS, the Electric League of Arizona, the U.S. Green Building Council, and LOCAL FIRST. For more information, visit sunvalleysolar.com

*Estimated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator.


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Habitat 5       Habitat 2   Habitat 1

Habitat 4         Habitat 3       Habitat 9

Habitat 7      Habitat 8-2

Jason Barlow, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona: White button down shirt

Daniela Marquez, daughter of Alma Marquez: Red dress

Alma Marquez, owner of the new Habitat home and solar energy system: Blue dress

Jaelene Marquez, daughter of Alma Maruqez: Plaid shirt

Kyle Ritland, VP of Marketing for Sun Valley Solar Solutions: Gray button down shirt