A green technology company believes recently announced grants for energy sustainability projects could help non-profits make use of solar power.
Columbia Basin Trust recently announced new Energy Sustainability Grants to help community buildings in the region generate energy through green initiatives.
OTG Power Solutions Owner Ebon Smylie praises the move.
He feels the project funding and the green energy could lead to substantial savings for non-profits.
“So the nice thing about that is if you are one of the businesses that does qualify for it that is non-profit, essentially once the system is paid off, its giving the non-profit organization free power,” Smylie says.
Smylie says CBT will cover 50 to 75 per cent of the cost for improved projects, with up to 900 thousand dollars available for the first round of funding.
“Say if the system was worth $20,000, you could only be paying $5,000 to $10,000 of that as a business,” Smylie says.
You can find more information on the CBT grants here.
– Owner Ebon Smylie, OTG Power Solutions