Everyday Energy, a full-service solar energy integrator specializing in the design, finance and installation of Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) projects throughout California, has installed a 138 kW DC solar system, the largest-ever MASH project in San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) territory, at the Town & Country Apartments in San Diego.

Everyday Energy, a full-service solar energy integrator specializing in the design, finance and installation of Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) projects throughout California, has installed a 138 kW DC solar system, the largest-ever MASH project in San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) territory, at the Town & Country Apartments in San Diego.

This marks the fourth such MASH installation by Everyday Energy. Like this one, all previous projects were made possible because of Everyday Energy’s proprietary Solar Service Agreement (SSA), which along with MASH funding, bring solar energy benefits to the affordable housing community for little or no cost to the non-profit property owner, which in all of these projects was the San Diego Community Housing Corporation (SDCHC). For this project, there were no out of pocket costs for the housing property owner.

Everyday Energy has already installed, or is in the process of installing, approximately 735 kW DC in MASH solar projects, and is under contract to begin installation on 10 additional MASH projects, equaling an additional 1.27 megawatts DC.

Working closely with SDCHC, California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) and SDG&E, the Oceanside, Calif. Company is dedicated to bringing the benefits, promise and affordability of renewable energy to low-income residents. “The solar projects we have installed under the MASH program will provide the benefits of solar to hundreds of low-income units and families,” says Scott Sarem, CEO of Everyday Energy. “The Town and Country Apartments project not only significantly reduces energy costs of the residents, but it will also help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3,700 tons of CO2 over 25 years! This is the equivalent of planting 150,000 trees or driving a small car more than 12 million miles.”

The MASH program is part of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and provides solar rebates to offset the installation costs on qualifying multi-family affordable housing buildings. The solar installation at the Town and Country Apartments will produce about 200,000 kWh of energy annually, which will directly benefit the low-income residents via a virtual net metering program with SDG&E.

This project represents another step Everyday Energy is making in bringing the promise of renewable energy to the affordable housing community and further demonstrates the company’s commitment. “We’re extremely proud of the fact that we are California’s top provider of solar power to the affordable housing community,” says Sarem. “We’re working to reach out to other affordable housing property owners throughout the state, to help them overcome the financial hurdle and bring the promise of renewable energy to their residents.”

For more information about Everyday Energy and its upcoming projects, visit EverydayEnergy.us.

Everyday Energy
Everyday Energy has designed, financed, and installed the most Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing projects of any company in California. Based in Oceanside, Calif., Everyday Energy is exclusively focused on bringing the benefits of renewable energy to the affordable housing community. We provide no-cost and low-cost options for non-profit community housing companies to place solar electricity on their properties that offset tenant and common area electric bills through virtual net metering. This is accomplished through the use of our proprietary Solar Service Agreement. Everyday Energy is a mission-driven solar company that is dedicated to working with the affordable housing community.

San Diego Community Housing Corporation
San Diego Community Housing Corporation (SDCHC) is the premier housing and community development organization recognized for developing, preserving, and maintaining quality housing projects that support individuals, families, and neighborhoods in reaching their fullest potential.

California Center for Sustainable Energy
The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that helps residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs.

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