Alpha Rooftop Mounting System Pushes Wildlife Associates Project Closer to the Finish Line
San Francisco and West Sacramento, CA – December 9, 2014 – Today Everybody Solar announces that Mounting Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of solar racking systems, has donated a complete Alpha on-roof mounting system to the Wildlife Associates project in Half Moon Bay. The new racking system will help lower the cost of the 29 kW solar installation and brings the ‘Bring Solar to Wildlife' crowdfunding campaign to 30 percent of the target.
Everybody Solar kickstarted a crowdsourcing campaign in September to raise funds for fellow nonprofit Wildlife Associates. Everybody Solar was seeking supply chain partners for material donations and Mounting Systems stepped forward to fill the gap and expedite the completion of the project.
"We take community responsibility very seriously and are pleased to partner with nonprofits like Everybody Solar and Wildlife Associates who are doing valuable work," said Don Massa, Product Manager at Mounting Systems. "Even though our Alpha racking system is quite easy and quick to install, it is a rugged, highly durable system that will provide years of trouble-free, reliable service for the Wildlife Associates Half Moon Bay Project," said Massa.
"We're honored to partner with Mounting Systems on the Wildlife Associates installation," says Youness Scally, Executive Director of Everybody Solar. "Wildlife Associates spends thousands of dollars annually on energy bills to care for over 50 wild animals or ‘teachers' at the Half Moon Bay sanctuary. These wild animals and staff travel to over 300 local schools each year to teach kids about wildlife conservation and environmental awareness. With Mounting Systems' support, we can defray 90% of the sanctuary's electricity costs and enable Wildlife Associates to care for three additional wild animals."
The solar array will save Wildlife Associates enough to fund their programs to teach an additional 5,000 kids each year about wildlife and science. People looking to learn more about the project or donate directly to the project can visit http://www.everybodysolar.org/our-work/solar-projects/current-projects/143-bring-solar-to-wildlife-associates.
About Everybody Solar
Everybody Solar is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, CA. They work to protect the environment and strengthen U.S. communities through solar energy projects. By providing solar power to local charities, they help these organizations reduce electricity costs and direct their limited resources to the communities they serve. Everybody Solar is a charitable organization and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the public to perform its mission. Visit them online at http://www.everybodysolar.org, like them at http://www.facebook.com/everybodysolar, or tweet at them at www.twitter.com/everybodysolar.
About Mounting Systems, Inc.
Mounting Systems, Inc., located in West Sacramento, CA is the US-based affiliate of Mounting Systems, GmbH, headquartered in Rangsdorf, Germany. In 2010, Mounting Systems, Inc. was established in West Sacramento, California as a manufacturer of racking systems and components for the U.S. and Canadian market. Mounting Systems, Inc. is ISO 9001 certified and in 2011, was honored with the "Patriotic Employer" award for its support of the National Guard and Reserve. Approximately 250 employees currently work for Mounting Systems worldwide. Together, Mounting Systems, Inc. and Mounting Systems GmbH have deployed more than 4 GW of PV racking structures. Mounting Systems is online at www.mounting-systems.us.
About Wildlife Associates
Since 1980, Wildlife Associates has provided nationally acclaimed educational programs for children, families, and adults throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. At its 120-acre wildlife sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, the organization cares for more than 50 non-releasable animals that could not survive in the wild. These amazing animals take on the role of "Wild Teachers" in Wildlife Associates' educational programs. Designed to help students of all ages be scientifically literate citizens and good stewards of the earth, Wildlife Associates provides over 800 educational presentations each year. Visit them online at http://www.wildlifeassociates.org.