We’ve had a number of awesome groups join CPN recently. Check out our newest members and let us know if you know of any other community-renewable energy orgs that we should reach out to.
SolarYpsi is an all-volunteer group made up of people dedicated to the use of renewable energy. The group has developed a map of solar projects in the City of Ypsilanti, MI, with the goal of providing information on how much solar power is being generated within the city at any moment.
TWN Wind Power
TWN Wind Power offers Aboriginal communities throughout North America an opportunity to generate clean energy through small wind power projects. This winter TWN completed a small wind turbine installation on Ojibwa Building Supplies, a Tribally-owned business in Waubun, MN. They also implemented a small turbine to power the White Earth Community Service Centre in Naytahwaush, MN.
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to make solar power accessible to people of all income levels in Minnesota. The organization is dedicated to providing solar thermal to low-income families who cannot afford their heating bills, in addition to providing solar build and design services. They recently hosted a two-day installer training and partnered with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to install a solar heater on a new Habitat home as part of the training.
Gallup Solar is collaborating with communities, elected representatives, utilities and industry to bring solar power to all peoples in the Gallup area of NM. The group hosts weekly strategy meetings to help community members organize solar bulk purchases, take advantage of local incentives, and help with area installations.
Nexus Energy Center
Nexus Energy Center, located in Huntsville, AL, is working to create a sustainable energy future for North Alabama through education, energy efficiency, and renewable generation. The Center offers a $3,000 solar rebate through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.