Students gift Project Home with $25,000 solar array

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Madison area non-profit will now run on solar energy, thanks to the work of UW-Madison students.

The students belong to a student organization called "Solar Ambassadors." They have dedicated their last semester to raising $25,000 to gift a non-profit with a solar array.

Solar Ambassadors partnered with Revolv, a non-profit that helps other non-profits introduce sustainable energy. Revolv worked with the students to select Project Home as the recipient of their solar array.

Project Manager Adam Tholen said many non-profits support renewable energy movements, but cannot always afford to make the transition.

"This is $25,000. So they aren't able to afford just throwing out $25,000. So that's where we come in, and we raise all the money for them so they don't have to do anything like that."

Tholen described Project Home as feeling incredibly grateful to receive the gift from his student team.

The solar panels given to Project Home will not only provide sustainable energy, but they will also save the organization roughly 15% on their energy costs.

Tholen said the Solar Ambassadors actually surpassed their goal of $25,000, and that the money will go towards other renewable energy projects with Revolv.

To learn more about Revolv, visit their website at www.re-volv.org.