Black Rock Solar is creating real change, with help from our awesome supporters.
- 56 arrays built since 2007
- 2.8 megawatts installed
- $450,000 annual savings for our partners
- 2,500 tons of CO2 avoided per year
Your donation has a big impact!
Help Us Free The Sun!
Black Rock Solar started as a group of volunteers at Burning Man 2007. We're still giving back, as one of the only nonprofit solar installers in the United States!
Last year, Black Rock Solar hooked up over one million watts of clean, renewable energy at low or no cost for schools, nonprofits, tribes and community organizations (and we have big plans for 2013!). We also organize educational field trips, train tribal members in energy efficiency, and give small grants and technical help to community groups and artists.
Your donation helps us extend our reach, giving extra help to organizations that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to go solar. Every dollar you give touches a life.
In 2011, FISH served:
- 19,092 people
- 1,460 seniors
- 150,613 meals
- 16,274 nights of shelter
- 1,156 medical patients
- 2,543 job & service referrals
- 10,548 showers
Featured Partner: NV FISH
This spring, we’ll be installing a 31.5 kilowatt solar array for Friends In Service Helping. It's one of Northern Nevada’s biggest charities, with a 32-year history of providing food, shelter, medical assistance and other help to the homeless and hungry.
FISH is located in Carson City, the capital of Nevada, and serves almost 20,000 people every year through its food pantry, dining room, shelter, medical clinic and other facilities. Partnering with 75 local organizations and employing a staff of 20 aided by over 100 volunteers, FISH is a major hub in Nevada’s nonprofit network.
With the help of a utility company rebate, we've covered over $97,000 of the cost of building a 31.1 kilowatt solar array for FISH. This spring, we'll be working to raise $14,000 more, so we can give FISH solar power at no cost to the organization.
This solar array will save FISH an estimated $156,767 over the next 25 years. That's money that can be returned to the community in the form of hot meals, safe shelter and medical attention.
We’re proud to be affiliated with this incredible organization. By donating to Black Rock Solar, you give us the chance to continue supporting good work in the communities we love.