The donated solar power system comprises 36 high-efficiency SunPower solar panels. Freedom Solar volunteered to design and install the system.
Sustainable Food Center, a nonprofit organization, hosts four farmers markets; provides organic food gardening classes, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education; and supports farmers in the Austin area.
‘We're grateful to SunPower and Freedom Solar for their generous donation and expect the system to offset about 25 percent of our electrical usage and reduce our electricity costs by 40 percent or more," says Ronda Rutledge, executive director of Sustainable Food Center." This will allow us to use those savings to enhance programs that the community has come to rely on for access to healthy and affordable food.’