Community Resource Project announces its collaboration with P4P Energy, a solar suspension technology company offering the solar market new, cost-effective and attractive panel-suspension solutions to build a solar parking canopy at the Louise Perez Resource Center location at 3821 41st Avenue in South Sacramento in the near future. P4P Energy announced that it was selected to receive a $1,000,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
The SunShot award enables P4P to refine its design, manufacturing and assembly processes to reduce solar parking canopy costs that will substantially accelerate the over-parking solar market in the US and create a world-leading technology.
P4P Energy plans for Community Resource Project
P4P Energy plans for Community Resource Project, with a 45 -year history, offering energy savings programs and Solar PV experience to construct a solar parking canopy at the Louise Perez Resource Center in Sacramento and with support from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). CRP plans to incorporate a workforce development component to provide training and experience in constructing this new technology to people living within the disadvantaged communities of South Sacramento.
“The SunShot grant and the opportunity to work with leading community groups, like CRP, in Sacramento allow P4P to innovate and demonstrate technology at a community level that is capable of being deployed at very large scale,” says P4P CEO Peter Stricker. “That’s a win for everybody.”
About the SunShot Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. SunShot aims to make solar energy a low cost electricity source for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners. Learn more at energy.gov/sunshot.
North Franklin Solar Project
Community Resource Project, Inc. seeks to venture into the renewable energy arena, which in turn, provides some practical solutions to socio-economic problems in Sacramento’s disadvantaged communities (DAC) that address public health concerns, reduce the carbon footprint in the DACs, and interrupt the long-standing patterns and cyclical nature of poverty. The purpose of the North Franklin Community Energy Project is to develop a replicable model that can help address patterns of poverty using energy efficiency and renewable energy as a foundation for initiating neighborhood-focused economic development that reaches and revitalizes disadvantaged neighborhoods. CRP will integrate existing energy efficiency programs with community solar energy to bring a unique mode of intervention that targets a host of social determinants known to impact public health.
Our renewable energy pilot can address the following:
This presents CRP with alternative method for expanding its services and program and sustaining them on a long term basis.