Contact: Kevin Good
January 29, 2020 – Good Energy Solutions, in partnership with the sun, is pleased to announce that Sunrise Project, a non-profit organization in Douglas County, KS, will be the recipient of a solar photovoltaic system. Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar energy and electrical services company, will donate and install the solar electric system as part of the Good Energy Solutions’ “Solar Giveaway” program.
“We are excited to install a 3 kilowatt solar electric system on the property of the Sunrise Project to help the organization reduce their energy costs. The system can also be used as an educational experience for their learning community to understand the benefits of solar and its contribution to a cleaner/healthier environment,” says Shana Good of Good Energy Solutions. “The organization’s building/property is suited well for solar, and this gift will assist Sunrise Project to lower their electric use by more than 4,000 kilowatt hours per year,” says Kevin Good, Owner of Good Energy Solutions. “This is a gift that keeps on giving!”
The Sunrise Project provides space and opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to build an equitable community through education, food, and social connection. They host bi-monthly community meals, maintain a free food community garden and orchards, and participate in farm to school programming. Melissa Freiburger, Executive Director, says “In everything we do, we strive to implement and demonstrate practices that are in line with our earth’s needs and limitations. For example, we compost food scraps and our meals are zero waste.” The Sunrise Project also runs a social justice and job skills program for youth in the foster care system, and hosts community workshops and civic engagement opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds.
The Solar Giveaway program was introduced in November of 2016 as a way to thank local non-profit organizations and to give back to the community of Douglas County. VanGo was the recipient of the first solar energy system which has generated over 7.3MWh of energy. The energy savings allow VanGo to put less money toward the utility and more money toward helping kids and teens in our community. “Thanks to all those who applied this year. 13 new applications were received in 2019 and were reviewed alongside the original 10 applicants in 2016. Applications will be saved for future Solar Giveaways,” said Good.
Recent Awards Received by Good Energy Solutions, Inc:
2019-2015: “Top Solar Contractor” by Solar Power World
2019-2018: Top 3 “Best of Lawrence” for Electrical Services
2019: “Kansas SBDC Small Business of the Year”
2018: “25 Under 25 KC Small Business Award” by Thinking Bigger Business Media
2018, 2016, 2015: “Foundation Award” by Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence
2016: “BBB Integrity Award for the Kansas Plains” by Better Business Bureau, Inc. serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa Kansas SBDC Small Business of the Year”
About Good Energy Solutions, Inc.
Good Energy Solutions, Inc. is a full service energy partner that is able to provide comprehensive consulting and services in electrical, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management in the central US region. Founded in 2007, Good Energy Solutions has earned a reputation of reliable service, expertise, and quality through commercial and residential installations of solar energy systems, energy storage, and efficiency retrofits. Good Energy Solutions is “Energy with Integrity” and a SunPower Elite and Commercial Dealer as well as a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer. For more information, visit https://www.goodenergysolutions.com/