|By PR Newswire||
|March 19, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRoof Energy, Inc., a complete solar services provider, today joined Empower America Coalition, Turrill Transitional and other San Bernardino business and elected officials to commemorate the opening of The McMillen House, the largest of its kind transitional housing program for military veterans in the Inland Empire. OneRoof Energy donated a 4.8kW Avancis solar system to the facility, in an effort to provide clean, affordable energy to local homeless veterans. This solar system will save the program an approximated $1,200 on monthly utility expenses, and nearly $50,000 over the course of the system's lifetime.
With more than 600 homeless veterans recorded in the Inland Empire, the opening of The McMillen House aims to curb homelessness by providing medical, legal and educational resources to foster smooth transition into civilian life.
"OneRoof Energy is committed to supporting our nation's military service men and women by partnering with organizations to improve veteran rehabilitation and transition," said OneRoof Energy CEO David Field. "By providing affordable solar solutions to veteran programs, and by continuing to offer employment to these former military members, we are able to give back to a deserved group that strongly supports the solar industry's success."
According to a recent report issued by The Solar Foundation, more than 13,000 U.S. veterans are employed in the solar industry, accounting for more than nine percent of all solar workers in the nation.
The McMillen House, backed by a Veterans Administration grant at no cost to local taxpayers, will serve 21 homeless veterans for up to two years. Today's grand opening event featured Congressional members, elected officials and military dignitaries. Alongside these officials, numerous local businesses such as unions, retailers, construction companies and financial service institutions, showed their community support by sponsoring the transitional housing program.
For more information about simple solar financing options, visit www.oneroofenergy.com. For more information about Empower America Coalition, visit www.weempoweramerica.org. For more information about the Turrill Transitional Assistance Program (TTAP), visit www.turrilltransitionalassistanceprogram.org.
About Empower America Coalition
Empower America Coalition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to local economic and workforce development within the renewable energy industry. Through our public and private partners, we originate and develop renewable energy projects for local government and businesses. As a complete solution to the industry, we recruit, train and employ local service veterans into the projects we develop. Learn more at http://www.empoweramericaus.org.
About Turrill Transitional Assistance Program (TTAP)
Turrill Transitional Assistance Program (TTAP) is a 501(c)3 committed to improving the lives of homeless veterans in California. The TTAP program offers a variety of services to aid homeless veterans to find help and hope.
About OneRoof Energy
OneRoof Energy is a complete solar services provider offering homeowners everything from the financing, system design and installation project management to ongoing system monitoring and maintenance. Through the use of our game-changing, proprietary solar sales and design software, we help homeowners find a finance option that is best suited to their individual lifestyle and budget, including the zero-down lease option.
Our signature, SolarSelect® leasing programs allow homeowners to go solar with nothing down, pay less on monthly electricity bills, and enjoy protection against utility rate hikes for up to 25 years. A seasoned management team of renewable energy and finance veterans with a proven track record of making energy independence a reality leads OneRoof Energy. Currently, the company serves homeowners throughout Arizona, California, and Hawaii with immediate plans for northeastern expansion. For more information, visit www.oneroofenergy.com.
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