Ohio Non-Profit Safe Haven Farm Installs Solar

Safe Haven Farm, a renowned non-profit community for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in Butler County, Ohio, has taken a significant step towards a greener, more sustainable future by partnering with Kokosing Solar, a leading solar energy solutions provider. This project is a premier example of solar’s decades-long impact on a nonprofit doing important work in the community.    Safe Haven Farm, known for its commitment to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, has realized a decades-long dream to install solar energy as a means to cut energy costs at the facility.   Kokosing Solar began work with Safe Haven Farm in 2021, installing an initial 70kW DC across two ground-mounted solar arrays. In 2023, phase two of the project was completed with a third ground-mounted array installed on the farm, bringing the total system capacity up to 95 kW DC. This solar installation is projected to reduce energy bills by 12% monthly. These savings will be reinvested back into the farm’s programming. Safe Haven Farm secured $220,000 in grant funding to pay for the project, $160,000 of which came from the All Points North Foundation.   Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Madison Township Trustee, Kokosing Solar, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Miami University Regionals, State Rep. Thomas Hall, R-Madison Twp., and Sen. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., and Safe Haven Farms board members attended the ribbon cutting. 

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