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IREC Receives Donation of 1.2 MW Solar Installation from The Conti Group

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Communications Director, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

As Communications Director at IREC, Gwen works to promote awareness of IREC’s programs and successes to advance a 100% clean energy future that is resilient, reliable, and equitable. Prior to...

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  • Jan 27, 2021

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council announced today that it has received a donation of a 1.2 MWDC solar installation, valued at $1.7 million, from The Conti Group. The donation is the largest unrestricted charitable contribution that IREC has received. Through a long-term power purchase agreement, the system will generate revenue that will help support IREC's programs for at least 13 years.

“IREC is incredibly grateful for this generous donation from The Conti Group, and to Enertis and Perkins Coie for their services that helped make this donation possible,” said Larry Sherwood, IREC President and CEO. “Not only will the income this solar installation generates enable IREC to expand its impact, helping us to better support the growth of clean energy across the nation, it is also fitting that an organization that has worked for decades to grow the solar industry is now the proud owner of its own solar installation.”

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Matt Chester on Jan 27, 2021

I wonder if this could kick off a trend-- rather than donating money to clean energy causes, donating direct equipment in an effort to really influence the installations of solar or other renewable technologies?

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