PetersenDean Roofing & Solar has installed a solar power system at Una Gota en el Oceano, a senior care home in Mazatlan, Mexico. The project was sponsored and funded by the Rotary Clubs of Ukiah, Calif.; Rotario de Mazatlan; and PetersenDean Roofing & Solar.
The project consists of 7.5 kW of roof-mounted solar panels manufactured by Canadian Solar and an inverter installed on the 2,800-square-foot building. The facility is home to approximately 30 seniors who suffer from physical and mental disabilities. The pro bono installation is expected to save the facility $2,000 to $2,500 in annual electricity costs.
‘Club Rotario of Mazatlan built the home last year, and they are having a difficult time providing the necessary level of care due to increasing operational expenses, such as the rising cost of utility generated power in Mexico, which can be up to five times higher than in the United States,’ says Jim Petersen, founder of PetersenDean. ‘With the cost savings expected from the solar electric system, greater care can be provided to the residents.’