Grid Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a non-profit organization that makes solar power and job training accessible to under-served communities, and volunteers from Constellation Energy installed a 90kw cost-saving solar energy system at Aigburth Vale on Thursday, April 20th.
The solar system will offset common area energy usage and is expected to result in about $15,000 of savings on electrical bills annually. The savings will help fund ongoing renovations to the building to improve handicap accessibility, energy efficiency, and preserve the affordability of the building for the future.
The solar energy system is expected to prevent 2,347 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere over the next 25 years, and is the equivalent to planting over 50,000 trees.
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, owner and operator of Aigburth Vale, is undertaking a renovation of the interior of the facility.