NSKS Goes Solar

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is committed to being a good steward of the earth’s resources. We worked with Brentwood, NH-based ReVision Energy to install a 39.95 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system.

NSKS Goes Solar

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is committed to being a good steward of the earth’s resources. We worked with Brentwood, NH-based ReVision Energy to install a 39.95 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system.

NSKS and ReVision Energy

As a non-profit, Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter focuses on helping those in need in our community. Being able to source our electricity directly from the sun means being able to help more people. Since February 2017, we have stepped up our sustainable practices and our savings by offsetting a portion of our electrical usage with solar panels.

When the sun is shining, the 131 solar panels on the roof of our building produce electricity that is either used in real-time by our pantry, kitchen, and administrative offices, or fed back to the grid where it benefits our community and earns us a credit. Each year, the system will generate roughly 44,054 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of driving over 80,350 miles in a gas-powered car.

The project was financed through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which means that NSKS paid minimal upfront fees to install the solar panels. Instead, investors paid the upfront costs through a fund managed by ReVision while NSKS pays for the power generated from the solar panels each month instead of paying for power from the grid. After a period of time, NSKS can opt to buy the system from the investors at a significantly reduced price and own all the solar power generated outright!

See what the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter’s system is producing,
both today and across its lifetime…

Banking on The Sun: Nashua Soup Kitchen Goes Solar

From Manchester Ink Link

NASHUA, NH – Tuesday, February 6, 2018– A community celebration is planned for Feb. 9 in Nashua, as the city makes the clean energy transition of the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter during a public solar switch-on event. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan will join NSKS and ReVision Energy representatives to showcase the first solar-powered nonprofit in Nashua.

NSKS provides food and shelter to thousands of local residents in need. ReVision Energy recently completed the installation of a39.3-kilowatt rooftop solar array for the nonprofit, augmenting its longstanding commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability while saving thousands of dollars in electricity costs per year.

“The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is committed to being a good steward of the earth’s resources. We feed the hungry and shelter those without a home. Our mission is possible only because our volunteers, our supporters,and, as an organization, we are able to direct the generous bounty of the earth to those in need,” said NSKS Executive Director Michael Reinke. “Partnering with ReVision Energy, we will model best practices and devote even more of our donor’s dollar to helping meet the most basic needs of our community.”

ReVision Energy: Enjoy The Sun

ReVision Energy is an employee-owned, Certified B Corporation, committed to using business as a force for good to create maximum positive impact on society and the environment. They are a mission-driven company dedicated to accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable solar energy as well as the #1 rooftop solar contractor in New England.

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