CHAMP Home receives grant to install solar panels on its Hyannis campus

CHAMP Homes receives Grant to Install Solar Energy Panels on its Campus in Hyannis

HYANNIS - CHAMP Homes is pleased to announce that it has received a $209,700 grant from the state?s Renewable Energy Trust. Recently, the Board of Directors of the Housing For All Corporation, better known as CHAMP Homes, unanimously accepted the proposal to install solar electric panels on two of the Homes on its campus at 82 School Street in Hyannis. The system is expected to consist of a 46 kW photovoltaic array. CHAMP Homes is also investigating the option of thermal hot water systems.

Paul Hebert, CEO of Housing For All Corporation, says:  ?We are so pleased that the Renewable Energy Trust has provided us with this grant as it makes this project possible. We have been involved with green projects and recycling for the past few years and we?re very excited about these next steps of installing a Solar Energy System of this size as one of the largest in this area. We are currently in the process of raising money for roof preparations.?

Warren Leon, Director of the Renewable Energy Trust, says:  ?This project is a great example of how renewable energy can make housing more affordable for those who are most in need of help. The Trust is proud to support CHAMP Homes in bringing solar electricity to the School Street development.?

About the Renewable Energy Trust
The state's Renewable Energy Trust, managed by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, supports projects like this through grants and rebates for businesses and homeowners to install renewable energy technologies at their facilities and residences. The Trust has funded more than 1,300 clean energy projects across Massachusetts. 

About CHAMP Homes
Since its founding just 16 years ago, CHAMP Homes, a program of Housing For All Corp., has served over 1,200 Cape Cod residents with supportive and affordable housing. They in turn have provided countless hours of service to the communities and added to the growth of our economy. In addition, CHAMP Homes has recycled over 1,000,000 units of recyclables in the past few years.

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