YMCA Camp Cory Announces Addition of Solar Panels

Project Powered by Everybody Solar

Penn Yan, NYYMCA Camp Cory is excited to announce the installation of a brand-new solar array on their dining hall roof. Camp Cory partnered with Everybody Solar, an organization dedicated to providing solar energy to nonprofits.

“As a non-profit, having partners like Everybody Solar allows us to really focus on our mission of making a difference in the lives of as many individuals as we can,” said Pat Foster, Executive Director of YMCA Camp Cory. “This solar array gives us the ability to finically support children that come to camp, while also helping to minimize our carbon footprint.”

Through fundraising, grant writing and other partnerships, Everybody Solar was able to provide Camp Cory with a solar array at no cost. This system, installed by Geneva-based Paradise Energy Solutions, is projected to provide enough energy in the first year to offset more than 51,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere; that’s equivalent to 54 barrels of oil, or of sequestering carbon from 386 trees annually. The system will save Camp Cory nearly $4,000 in the first year alone.

The impact of this project is far-reaching,” said Myriam Scally, Director of Operations and Development, Everybody Solar. “We hope this solar array will help Camp Cory reinvest in their youth and remove financial barriers for more families to access a summer camp experience.”

In addition to Everybody Solar, individual donors and other foundations played an instrumental part in funding this project:

  • All Points North Foundation
  • Gumerlock Foundation
  • JM McDonald Foundation
  • Enphase
  • Foundation Beyond Relief
  • RELiON Battery
  • Citizen Watch
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Paradise Energy Solutions

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