RER Energy Group designed and provided materials for the array and contracted G.J. Hopkins’ Special Projects Division to provide labor to install the 658 solar panels. The project was the first large-scale solar install for G.J. Hopkins and took the team about four months to complete.
The solar array is expected to create about $400,000 in energy cost savings for Goodwill and keep 221 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Adopting solar technology has allowed Goodwill to enhance its mission of helping individuals with disabilities or disadvantages get back to work and gain greater independence through training and employment programs.