Second Multi-Family Affordable Solar Housing Installation in San Diego County Complete

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Everyday Energy, a full-service solar energy integrator specializing in photovoltaic solar and energy efficiency projects for non-profit, government, commercial and residential applications, has completed the second-ever installation of a Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) project in the San Diego area, at the 51-unit Torrey Apartments in El Cajon, Calif.

Everyday Energy, a full-service solar energy integrator specializing in photovoltaic solar and energy efficiency projects for non-profit, government, commercial and residential applications, has completed the second-ever installation of a Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) project in the San Diego area, at the 51-unit Torrey Apartments in El Cajon, Calif.

This comes on the heels of Everyday Energy’s installation of San Diego’s first MASH Solar Project, back in July at the Hacienda Townhomes in downtown San Diego. Both 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 upfront cost to the non-profit property owner, which in both of these projects was the San Diego Community Housing Corporation (SDCHC).

Everyday Energy is already under contract to begin installation on 14 more MASH and New Solar Homes Partnership projects this year, totaling about 1.8 megawatts. Working closely with SDCHC, California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), the Oceanside, Calif. company is dedicated to bringing the benefits, promise and affordability of renewable energy to low-income residents. “Our next 14 projects will provide solar benefits to 1,330 units and families,” says Scott Sarem, CEO of Everyday Energy. “The Torrey Apartments project not only significantly reduces energy costs of the property, but it will also help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 610 tons of CO2 over 25 years - the equivalent of planting 25,000 trees or driving a small car more than 2 million miles.” The Torrey Apartments solar project also employed seven people for each week of the installation and justified three permanent jobs.

The Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program is part of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and provides solar rebates to offset the installation costs on qualifying multifamily affordable housing buildings. The Solar PV installation at the Torrey Apartments will deliver 37,000 KWh of energy annually to the property.

The CCSE presented a $63,558 check to Everyday Energy at an Oct. 8 ceremony at Torrey Apartments that was attended by SDCHC vice president of community development Kimberly Paul, Everyday Energy’s chairman Kyra Sarem, CEO Scott Sarem, MASH program director Agnes Stupak, and Everyday Energy president Chris Taylor (left-to-right in the photo below). “We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on these projects with partners like the SDCHC, CCSE and SDG&E,” says Taylor.

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

Everyday Energy
Based in Oceanside, Calif., Everyday Energy specializes in the sale, design, financing and installation of photovoltaic solar and energy efficiency projects for non-profit, government, commercial and residential applications.

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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