DC Solar Freedom, a California based Benefit Corporation founded by Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, is partnering with educational institutions and DC Solar Distribution, Inc., an industry leading clean energy company, to offer mobile solar generators, light towers and electric car charging stations at no cost to colleges nationwide.
DC Solar Freedom will administer an underwriting process that allows companies wishing to expand their sustainability efforts and reduce their carbon footprint to subsidize off-grid power on campus, thereby offering members of the university community a variety of essential services, such as electric car charging, personal device charging stations, and outdoor lighting. DC Solar Freedom estimates that it is likely to place more than $150 million dollars in units in coming year.
“Campuses are often caught between capital costs and trying to reduce their carbon footprint,” DC Solar Freedom CEO, Jeff Carpoff said. “Our experience at UCLA has shown that there is a lot of passion and determination with student organizations to integrate clean energy into their daily lives, but their budgets are limited. Paulette and I wanted to find a solution to get them the solar power and services they need without straining their resources. DC Solar Freedom was the answer.”
DC Solar Freedom’s VP and Director of Global Sustainability Eric Sirotkin explains: “The DC Solar unit is the only generator utilizing clean power, and its highly visible presence not only helps a university demonstrate its commitment to move away from fossil fuels, but it becomes a point of dialogue about renewables, as well as encourages ecologically creative thinking by students as they head out to pursue their careers.”
DC Solar Freedom will introduce its historic campaign during the July 20–24 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) at San Francisco State University, where they will have several units on hand.
For more information about the conference please visit their www.chesc.org
For more information about DC Solar Freedom, please visit DCSolarFreedom.com
Contact: Eric Sirotkin
VP & Director of Global Sustainability