LOCATION: Racine, Wisconsin | CAPACITY: 38 kW | COMPLETION DATE: May 2023
Racine County Food Bank, formed in 1983, serves as Racine County’s “United Way of Food” and distributes food, free of charge to food pantries, emergency shelters, community meal sites and social service agencies throughout Racine County.
Starting with several cases of donated food and a part-time coordinator, the agency has since grown to 4 staff members who, with hundreds of volunteers, manage the collection, warehousing and distribution of over 1,000,000 pounds of food each year.
Racine Country Food Bank (RCFB) decided it made sense to explore adding solar because of the overall savings long term on utilities.
Legacy Solar Co-op, walked them through the entire process and helped RCFB envision the outcome by providing a forecast of expenses and expected returns.
RCFB reports: “Prior to the addition of additional refrigeration equipment, the solar array has reduced our electrical cost by approximately 50%! This puts us on track to recover the cost of the installation in less than 7 years with incentives and a net savings of over $150,000 over the next 25 years.”
“The folks from Legacy Solar Co-op conducted a site visit and walked us through the entires process, including incentives and working with the contractor.” ~ Dan G. Taivalkoski
Slice of Sun Solar Bonds
Legacy Solar Co-op sells Slice-of-Sun Solar Bonds to any member who would like to support a Solar Legacy project like this one, and earn up to interest on their bonds purchased through the co-op. Ready to get involved?