Resource Area for Teaching Solar (non-profit)
San Jose, CA
11.28 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar
Cupertino Electric donated, fully designed, permitted and installed this 11.28 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system for non-profit organization Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT). Built using union electricians and engineering and project management volunteers, the donated solar system is the result of a skills-based philanthropic effort at Cupertino Electric that works with deserving organizations able to leverage donated construction services to make an even greater impact. The custom solar system for RAFT, which will offset seven percent (7%) of the non-profit's energy usage annually, is interconnected to the grid to produce power. RAFT was chosen from among several non-profit organizations to receive the donated solar system because RAFT owns its own building, has a roof capable of supporting the system and consumes an amount of energy during the year that is proportionally offset by the solar system.