Third Sun Solar in clean energy deal with Women for Recovery


Third Sun Solar has partnered with Women for Recovery of Athens, Ohio, to provide clean energy to the Serenity Grove Women’s Recovery House.

The addition of a solar array to the Serenity Grove facility will reduce the nonprofit’s utility costs for the next two decades or more.

“As a company committed to the flourishing of our community, we are proud to support this organization’s critical mission.”

CEO and co-founder, Michelle Greenfield.

Third Sun began the installation of a ground-mounted solar array in the beginning of September. The 22 panel, 7.4 kW array will provide an estimated 40% of electricity to the Women’s Recovery House.

As a non-profit struggling to navigate the effects of the pandemic, Women for Recovery can immediately use the monetary savings from their electric bills to help with ongoing operating costs.

In addition, the longer term savings will enable many other options with expanded programming.

“We believe that partnering with Women for Recovery in this way will not just reduce the overhead costs for this mission-driven non-profit, but will bring needed attention to solar and help us to further accelerate the shift to clean energy that is catching on in the Midwest.”

Michelle Greenfield.

“It’s really been a collaboration with individuals and partner organizations. I don’t know if all communities are this way, but Athens has supported us remarkably. The longer term impact is, in addition to our commitment to recovery and helping women rebuild their lives, an ongoing commitment to our community, to our environment and to our planet. To reduce the amount of fossil fuels we use, and demonstrate that to our residents, staff, board and community – that is invaluable.”

Executive director Betsy Anderson.
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