Coachella Valley Housing Coalition Partners with Renova Energy to Install Pv at Low Income, Multifamily Community

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  • Emily Langenbahn
  • Director of Community Outreach

The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC), an award-winning, non-profit housing development corporation dedicated to assisting low-and very low-income families, has partnered with Renova Energy Corp. to install a solar photovoltaic project at its Wolff Waters Place low income apartment complex – the largest carport mounted system in the Valley and the largest installed to date by a non-profit organization in the region. The 174-kW solar project at their Dune Palms Road, multifamily housing community in La Quinta is the first system for CVHC, but the group has plans for more. “I applaud the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition for undertaking this project to help provide a greener future with clean energy, while at the same time, taking advantage of the incentives and opportunities that exist while saving precious energy dollars,” added Vincent Battaglia, CEO of Renova.  “They are setting an example for the many other non profits which will inevitably follow.” Renova executives estimate that the use of solar energy at the Wolff Waters Place installation will save the organization more than $32,000 annually in electricity costs. The project was funded internally by the non-profit to reduce the property’s direct electric utility expense. Renova Energy Corporation is the largest locally owned and operated commercial and residential Solar Developer in the Coachella Valley, offering design, financing and maintenance of solar installation.  Located in GreenZone in Palm Desert, Renova also operates the Renova Energy Academy, training area residents with classes in primary and advanced solar installation techniques and related subjects.  More information can be found at www.BigSolar.org.

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