Wild Care is Going Green

Wild Care Receives a $21,191 TernSOLAR Challenge Grant
from Tern Foundation. Help us meet the challenge.

Wild Care is the recipient of a $21,191.00 TernSOLAR challenge grant from Tern Foundation, based in Massachusetts. The funds will support the addition of solar panels on the roof of the new expansion project building. The solar panels will be installed by My Generation Energy.

To match the grant, Wild Care needs to raise an additional $21,191.00 from the community.
You can help by visiting our donation page and donating now.

The remaining cost of the project will take advantage of the ‘Direct Pay’ 30% reimbursement provision of the newly implemented federal Inflation Reduction Act, supporting nonprofit organization’s ability to invest in solar installation.

REINVESTING ENERGY SAVINGS INTO SAVING WILDLIFE

The proposed array is 22 panels, totaling 9.3kw, and covers the entire southwest-facing portion of the building’s sloped roof. The array’s production will cover roughly 88% of the building’s electricity usage. As the direct owner Wild Care will be able to reinvest electric savings into mission driven programs for many years to come. The projected annual electric savings is more than $5,000, and $100,000 plus over 20 years. In addition to financial benefits, solar energy is also an investment in the environment, reducing air pollution, greenhouse gasses, and helps mitigate climate change.

HELP US MEET THE TernSOLAR CHALLENGE

Wild Care seeks community members to help meet the TernSOLAR grant’s challenge. Donations can be made at this Wild Care donation page or mail contributions to Wild Care, 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA 02642. Contact Stephanie for more information.

VIEW WILD CARE’S EXPANSION AND SOLAR PROJECT

The public is invited to view the new expansion and solar project on Saturday, June 15th from 11am until 2pm at 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA as part of Wild Care’s Wildlife Baby Shower celebration.

Donate to Wild Care’s TernSOLAR Challenge

Rendering of Wild Care’s solar project by My Generation Energy

Tern Foundation’s TernSOLAR challenge grant program is designed to expand renewable energy use in Massachusetts communities, making solar technology more accessible to nonprofit organizations. Grants are offered to dynamic nonprofits whose leaders engage creatively with their communities, and also consider future generations and the natural environment in their strategic priorities and sustainability planning. Since 2010 Tern Foundation has funded over 25 solar projects and associated environmental education initiatives. www.ternfoundation.org

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Wild Care is Going Green

Wild Care Receives a $21,191 TernSOLAR Challenge Grantfrom Tern Foundation. Help us meet the challenge.

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