A Case Study
by Lori Scala
Community Outreach Program
When some of the board members of the Old Lyme Sound View Beach Association, Inc. (SVBA) recently had solar installed on their homes, they realized that there were more benefits than just saving money on their electric bills and having a positive impact on the environment.
They also discovered a fundraising opportunity to have solar panels put on the roof of the Shoreline Community Center, which is sponsored by the SVBA. The center’s bills for electricity in the summer run about $400 a month, which is much too high for a non-profit organization. To lower the electric costs year round, the board wanted to install solar panels on the center’s roof. This would be a huge expense for the SVBA as the center is a commercial building and not eligible for federal residential grants.
In support of the Shoreline Community Center’s fundraiser, Trinity Solar offered to give the SVBA $100 for every homeowner that has an appointment in their home with one of their solar experts. If Trinity installs solar on their home, no matter what town it is in, the center will receive $1,000.
Stratford Forward is one of the partners that Trinity is working with to not only educate the homeowners in our community on the benefits of solar but, to help support local projects that everyone can benefit from.
About Stratford Forward
Stratford Forward is focused on creating a blueprint for success by bringing people together to learn from each other in order to improve our community.
They are committed residents of Stratford who are non-partisan and believe in building a foundation of trust. We do this by listening to each other, creating consensus, holding forums, securing expert consultations and driving change one issue at a time.
Stratford needs a vision and a master plan – we have a great opportunity for the town to redesign itself and create a thriving future.
With this partnership, for anyone that is considering solar and signs up through the custom link below, Trinity donates funds for the appointment, whether you go solar or not, and for the installation, if you choose to move forward and have panels installed.
The Solar process is simple:
• Click on this link and fill in your information
•Someone from the Trinity Community Outreach team will call to ask a few qualifying questions and set up your personal appointment.
•If Trinity can help you save money and your home qualifies for their no cost solar program, they will make sure that they are with you every step of the way.
There is no commitment for signing up. Only the benefit of finding out more from a company that, not only has been in business for many years but, is also supporting our community.
If you would like to speak with someone before signing up through the link, you can contact the community outreach team at 800-655-2500 or speak to our Regional Account Executive directly at 203-895-8968.
Just please make sure to always mention Stratford Forward.
Together, Trinity Customers Are Making A Difference.
39,875,424 – Trees Saved
5,983,985,169 – Miles Not Driven
5,316,548,916 – Pounds of CO2 Reduced
Figures based on EPA calculator – https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator