Solar Moonshot Grant Recipient

Buckhorn Children and Family Services

Buckhorn, Kentucky
“Lighting, heating, and cooling are ongoing concerns for operations. Our electricity bills for the Cottage alone are over $1,400 per month during the winter—so installing a new solar array to decrease operating expenses will help us tremendously. The energy savings represent 14,000 hygiene kits, 2,800 sets of warm children’s bedding, or nearly 50 children who can receive 10 days of high-need one-on-one treatment that they can’t find anywhere else. This year has been particularly challenging for BCFS, COVID-19 has hit us and many nonprofits in ways we could not have anticipated. This solar project offers us a glimmer of hope as it would provide real and immediate savings in electricity costs.”
-Ernie Weems, BCFS Vice President of Operations and Finance
System Description:
20
kW-DC
Solar Power System
Environmental Benefit Equivalencies (25 Years)
Coal Burned Icon
517,608
Pounds of Coal Burned
Home Energy Icon
80
Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
Forest Sequestration Icon
613
Acres of U.S. Forest CO2 Sequestration for 1 Year
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