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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2012/06/12 - Argand Energy Solutions and Yes! Solar Solutions, in partnership with Dorcas Ministries, will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, June 13, at 187 High House Rd. in Cary, North Carolina.
Howard Manning, Executive Director of Dorcas Ministries spoke about the benefits of the partnership for the Cary community. “Our partnership with Yes! Solar Solutions and Argrand Energy Solutions is another excellent example of how all of us (for profit and non profit businesses) can collaborate to make our community the best place to live, work, and play. Since our relocation to Cary Plaza one of our priorities has been to help our clients break the cycle of financial crises by becoming more self reliant. The income we receive from leasing our otherwise unusable roof space benefits Dorcas’s mission to create a circle of sustainability by providing the tools to help others become sustainable.”
Keron Nutter, a recent recipient of Dorcas Ministries outreach programs, spoke about how their programs have helped her and her family. “They not only provided assistance with my immediate needs, they also provided tools like Joblink, Jobs for Life program, and other resources (scholarship program, Keller Financial Committee). In addition, I had the encouragement from all the volunteers that I encountered. Those tools helped me apply my gifts and talents to a career field that will full-fill God's purpose, greatly enrich my life, and provide for myself and my family. They have transformed my thinking to that I can, through following God’s standard of living, act with integrity, being honest, humble, and responsible. Thank you Dorcas Ministries, it has been a life changing experience.”
Argand Energy and its investor own and operate the 237 kilowatt solar array and pay Dorcas Ministries lease payments for using rooftop space. By leasing their roof, Dorcas Ministries has created a much needed revenue stream that will help fund their mission of providing crisis support for the people they serve throughout the community. Argand’s Director of Sales, Rob Lease commented,“Argand, in partnership with Yes! Solar, is proud to be part of furthering Dorcas Ministries outreach programs by providing a valuable revenue stream and an educational opportunity while leveraging solar energy to build a sustainable community.”
Yes! Solar Solutions co-founder and President Stew Miller remarked,“Our business plan includes developing opportunities for non-profits to spread sustainability among all facets of the community. The Dorcas Ministries renewable energy installation is another good example of how it can be done, and an even better example of competing companies working together locally to accomplish a common goal.”
About Dorcas Ministries
Dorcas Ministries is focused on alleviating financial crisis in western Wake County. The donations they receive are resold in the Dorcas Thrift Shop to raise funds for crisis intervention. That intervention can be temporary rent assistance, or vouchers to pay for short term child care so a parent can afford to take a job. One of the first Dorcas projects was a pre-K program that not only helped parents with child care, but gave children a head start on kindergarten they might not have had otherwise.
About Argand Energy Solutions
Argand Energy Solutions provides comprehensive solar solutions to commercial, government, educational, and residential clients. Our solutions and services are tailored to client needs and include system design, project development, installation, financing, and on-going maintenance and support. Over the past decade, Argand has evolved from a small provider of solar energy equipment and services to a leader in the installation, design, and development of solar projects in the Carolinas and southeastern United States.
About Yes! Solar Solutions
Yes! Solar Solutions (yessolarsolutionsnc.com) designs and installs custom solar systems for residential and commercial clients. We help our clients reduce energy use and save energy costs by identifying the best and most cost-effective energy solutions for their home or office. We are proud to be a Green Plus Certified company and are committed to giving back to the community through volunteer projects, supporting local businesses, and community events.