Unirac and Affordable Solar start contruction on solar project for Habitat for Humanity


Unirac, a solar racking solutions provider, partnered with contractor Affordable Solar to bring solar energy to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Installation of the $150,000, 43-kW solar panel system on the ReStore Building started Monday, and is expected to help Habitat for Humanity save approximately $11,000 per year.

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“We are grateful to partner with Unirac and Affordable Solar on this solar initiative,” said Doug Champlin, Executive Director at the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity.” The installation of a state-of-the-art solar panel system at the ReStore marks a step towards reducing our carbon footprint and redirecting savings back into our core mission of building affordable housing and supporting our local community. Our heartfelt thanks go to Unirac and Affordable Solar for their dedication and generosity in making this project a reality.”

Affordable Solar previously donated a solar + storage system at-cost to Road Runner Food Bank that saves the organization enough money to serve an extra 160,000 meals annually. In 2020, Unirac led helped donate a solar system to Joy Junction, a homeless shelter, that provides an estimated savings of $4,000 per year giving Joy Junction.

“At Unirac, we believe in the power of solar energy to transform communities, and this project aligns perfectly with our commitment to help create a sustainable future for all.” said Sean Linn, COO at Unirac. “By providing our innovative racking and mounting solutions, we aim to make solar a reality for Habitat for Humanity, allowing them to save money on energy costs and further amplify their impact in the community.”

“At Affordable Solar, our commitment to the community is not just a mission; it’s in our DNA. We have proudly served New Mexico for over 25 years, and this partnership with Unirac and Habitat for Humanity is a testament to our unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on our local community.” said Wayne Stansfield, General Manager at Affordable Solar. This solar project with Habitat for Humanity reflects our values and showcases how we strive to reduce carbon footprints while simultaneously reducing energy expenses for organizations that do such essential work in our community.

Donations to support the Habitat for Humanity, ReStore solar project can be made here.

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