Sanctuary Harnesses Solar
to Power Mission
Wildlife Associates provides nationally acclaimed educational programs throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. At their 120-acre wildlife sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, they care for more than 50 non-releasable animals that could not survive in the wild.
In 2016, SunWork and our volunteers installed 90 solar panels, creating a 27 kW system to power Wildlife Associates operations. SunWork partnered with Everybody Solar who identified the opportunity, raised funds for the project and worked with several companies for donations. Jinko Solar provided the solar panels, Enphase donated the inverters, and Mounting Systems provided the mounting hardward.
Wildlife Associates now saves over $8,000 a year with the system allowing them to put more resources toward helping wildlife and educating kids. Check out the video of Bruce Holaday, Wildlife Associates, Executive Director.
All Saints Church - San Leandro
Solar is Cornerstone of Church Greening Project
As part of a comprehensive greening project, All Saints Episcopal Church in San Leandro worked with SunWork to install a 9.24kw solar power system on their church in November 2016. The system includes 33 panels and will generate enough electricity to cover the church’s entire electricity bill. The greening project at the church has also brought heightened awareness around recycling and other energy-efficiency improvements to the congregation.
The Rev. Justin R. Cannon, rector of All Saints Church, is a strong advocate for environmental causes. He is the founder and director of Holy Hikes, leads a noontime “Celtic Earth Mass” every Wednesday at the church, and believes that “we cannot honor the Creator if we do not care for God’s creation.”