By Candace Rivera
Last summer in Southern California was a season for the record books. The region experienced nearly three months without a day of clean air, the longest stretch of bad air in at least 20 years. In addition, there were intense heat waves, record ocean temperatures and catastrophic wildfires.
Looking to make a positive environmental impact in the community, members of the KPMG Los Angeles office teamed up with local volunteers to install a 10kW solar array at the Downtown Women’s Center with the LA Chapter of Grid Alternatives.
Grid Alternatives is a national non-profit that makes “renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.”
The solar array at the Downtown Women’s Center will save the nonprofit over $80,000 in electricity costs, strengthening their vital mission to provide long-term assistive housing to 170 women and services to more than 5,000 homeless women annually.
To date, KPMG and its Power & Utilities team have supported six solar panel installations nationwide. These will produce 2.2 megawatts of green energy – which is equivalent to planting over 2 million trees or taking 163,000 cars off the road, while also providing 1,360 homeowners with affordable clean electricity.
For more information, please conctact Candace Rivera.