GREEN FILES: Volunteering to Build the Clean Energy Economy

Thanks to the folks at IBEW Local 158, the clean energy future is shining bright at Cerebral Palsy, Inc.—a nonprofit in the Greater Green Bay, WI area—where volunteers installed a solar array in June.

July 15, 2011

greenbaysolararryThe clean energy economy is all around us and so is the spirit of community and volunteerism. Thanks to the folks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 158 the clean energy future is shining bright at Cerebral Palsy, Inc. (CP)—a nonprofit in the Greater Green Bay, WI area—where volunteers installed a solar array in June.

The project, which began in July 2010 after CP staff took a tour at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay—a nonprofit that was the site of another volunteer solar array—and concluded on Wednesday, June 29 of this year with a ribbon cutting.

The 19.2 KW photovoltaic system consisting of eight 240-watt modules on the roof was installed by more than 15 volunteers from IBEW Local 158.