Arizona Humane Society Receives Solar System from SRP Solar for Nonprofits
Upcoming Media Photo Opp with Adoptable Dogs Under New Parking Lot Structure
Operational this month, the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS) Nina Mason Pulliam South Mountain Campus in Phoenix received a free solar system from the SRP Solar for Nonprofits program. On March 3, SRP and AHS will show the solar system to interested local media and take pictures with adoptable dogs under the new structure in AHS's parking lot.
The solar system was awarded to AHS as part of SRP’s previous call for applications for its Solar for Nonprofits program in which three nonprofits were awarded systems by SRP that were recently installed. It will help AHS save money on monthly electricity bills to contribute back to their mission of saving the lives of the most vulnerable animals in Maricopa County, and enriching the lives of both pets and people.
INTERVIEWS & VISUALS:
- Adoptable dogs from the Arizona Humane Society will be brought outside to the facility’s parking lot for photo opps under the new solar structure.
- Bretta Nelson, PR Manager at Arizona Humane Society
- Erica Sturwold, Spokesperson at SRP
Thursday, March 3
9:00 – 10:30am
Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam South Mountain Campus (West parking lot)
1521 W Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041
The Arizona Humane Society’s solar-covered parking structure was provided by the SRP Solar for Nonprofit program. The system provides 100 kilowatts (kW) of solar power to the facility, producing approximately 153,143 kWh annually to help offset AHS’ energy costs and cut down the organization’s carbon emissions.
The Solar for Nonprofits program is funded by SRP and customers who contribute as little as $3 a month to the SRP Solar for Nonprofits program. Since 2007, the program has awarded 52 solar systems to deserving Valley-based nonprofit organizations which SRP works to install. Collectively, the program has helped nonprofits save nearly $1 million while providing renewable, emission-free energy for their buildings.
On an annual basis, AHS allocates more than $128,000 towards electricity bills, primarily due to the cost of maintaining safe temperatures for shelter animals to live in. With the installment of solar panels on AHS’ South Mountain Campus will be able to save money on electricity and reallocate to animals in need.
As of 2019, the average cost of care for an animal who enters AHS’ shelter doors is more than $1,000, with the vast majority of pets receiving specialized medical or behavioral rehabilitation.
Adding more renewable resources to the community and the state of Arizona is a major objective for SRP in its expanded commitment to add 2,025 megawatts (MW) of new utility-scale solar energy by the year 2025.
Arizona Humane Society
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 750,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.