Amidst dozens of young smiling faces, parents and program collaborators, CleanEnergy4All, a non-profit alternative energy company, unveiled its second solar energy project worth more than $100,000 at the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
The system is expected to save the Boys and Girls Club facility more than $250,000 during the first twenty years of operation. The financial savings will help the organization to substantially reduce its energy costs and thereby provide the financial resources necessary to support and enhance the programs offered to children and families that benefit from the club.
“Our mission is to enable boys and girls, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” said Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area Executive Director Kent Campbell. “The solar energy system donation made by CleanEnergy4All will help us advance that mission and set an example for other local and non-profit organizations in their effort to serve their communities and simultaneously make a positive contribution to the environment by minimizing their carbon footprint.”
“The Boys and Girls Club is an amazing organization that provides children and their families with greatly-needed programs and services that otherwise would not be available to them,” said Bob Pohl, Chairman of CleanEnergy4All. “We’re very pleased that we were able to partner with Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area to install this system and contribute to the short and long terms benefits everyone will receive, including the positive environmental impact system will have on the community overall.”
Each day, the Boys and Girls Club in San Clemente provides services an average of 300 children, ages six to eighteen. These children are provided with a wide range of services from access to an afterschool learning center and free computer labs, to college and educational assistance and a game room center, to a gymnasium, sports facilities, and organized sports programs.
“The Boys and Girls club pays $500 per child, per year, in overhead costs, ,” said Peter Pohl, Co-Founder, of CleanEnergy4All. “The lifetime cost savings from the solar energy system will generate enough savings to pay for the cost of 500 kids. It could also be calculated that the cost savings would generate enough revenue to pay for 3,800 kids to participate in the organized baseball, basketball or soccer leagues provided by the Boys and Girls Club.”
The system was the result of a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club and CleanEnergy4All, which served as the project fundraiser and installation manager.
“Candelaria Solar Electric is honored to work with CleanEnergy4All to provide its experience and services to the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area,” Said Candelaria Solar Electric President Marc Candelaria, a project partner of CleanEnergy4All. “The financial savings from this system will really make a significant impact on the quantity and quality of services provided to the young people who will really need them.”
“Sunpreme is honored to be part of the CleanEnergy4All Boys and Girls Club project. We believe our advanced solar technology blends perfectly with CleanEnergy4All’s forward thinking on providing charities with a no-cost solar energy system,” said Bill Adams, Vice President of Marketing, Southern California for Sunpreme, Ltd.
For more information on this site and other efforts by CE4A please, visit their web site—www.cleanenergy4all.org.
About The Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area
The Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area offers a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities for youth. The Club is designed to maximize opportunities for young people to acquire a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence. The Club offers an arts & crafts area, gymnasium, library, games room, computer lab, teen center and outdoor recreation play area. The Boys & Girls Club is staffed by trained professionals who truly care and are vested in realizing the full potential of each young person.
CleanEnergy4All puts into place solar solutions and public relations campaigns for highly successful charities, which have had a demonstrated impact upon the lives of at risk individuals.
CleanEnergy4All achieves this goal by:
- Funding and overseeing the installation of solar systems that substantially reduce the cost of energy thereby freeing-up capital to expand upon the charity’s mission and its ability to have a positive impact on the community;
- Enhancing a Charity’s pro-social message through an aggressive marketing campaign that distinguishes the organization within a challenging non-profit marketplace;
- Reducing the Charity’s carbon footprint to enable the Charity to serve as an environmental steward and role model for its community
About The Construction Team
CleanEnergy4All, which served as the Project Manager for the Boys and Girls Club project put together a highly efficient team to install the carport solar system. Led by Marc Candleria of Candelaria Solar Electric in the role of the General Contractor, the installation includes the advanced technology of Sunpreme panels.