Options for Independent Living installation of solar panels was for 2 primary reasons.
There are so many people / businesses and community organizations that made this possible. This is a timeline of the activities and organizations involved.
Options Endowment Campaign contributors. A number of donations were specific to capital improvements. The primary donations for capital improvements were from:
The person behind the scenes who coordinated this project was previous Options Board President Kevin Pitts, from WPS. This was his idea and he did all the â€œlegwork" and coordination of the entities involved. Kevin arranged for Mike Troge, NWTC Photovoltaics Design & Site Survey Class to do a Site Assessment Report to determine feasibility and system type. Eland Electric (Rick Eland, President) did all design and approvals of the system. This was a very extensive planning process. Once we decided on a system, Focus on Energy reviewed our application to approve the financial assistance package (70% of install cost). Rick Eland enlisted the assistance of the IBEW Local 158 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Works â€“ Dave Jungbluth) to assist with the installation process. This contribution totaled 152 hours of labor. This was for two purposes.
As with the funding and building of the David L Hall Showcase Model Home & Office Complex, the people and businesses in this community made this happen. This facility and the solar installation has truly been a COMMUNITY PROJECT. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Options for Independent Living, thank you to all involved.