Corporate Sponsor APS Partners with Benevilla to Install Solar Parking at Surprise Campus

March 15, 2019

Surprise, AZ – Benevilla is very excited to announce the installation of solar-shaded parking structures through corporate sponsor APS in the parking lots of the Benevilla Surprise campus beginning this month. The contractor is in the permit stage, which means we are expecting to begin this project in May, 2019.

APS selected Benevilla to receive covered parking structures and a monthly bill credit on their energy bill for 20 years as part of its Solar Communities Program. As a recipient of the program, Benevilla will receive a total of $143,400 throughout the next 20 years (nearly $600 per month).

Corporate sponsor APS will install, own and maintain the solar-covered structure, which will generate 239KW of power once in operation. The Solar Communities Program is free to qualifying non-residential customers that serve limited income populations, including Title 1 schools, nonprofits, rural governments and municipalities. Please note, the APS Solar Communities program application for non-residential customers is currently closed.

For Benevilla to qualify for this program they needed to meet three criteria. The program is open to non-residential customers who have enough outdoor space to accommodate a minimum 50kW size system (about 20 parking spots), do not have existing covered parking on-site and serve APS limited-income customers.

Benevilla would like to say Thank You to Arizona Public Service (APS) for partnering with us on this project. We look forward to the efficient energy, the safer parking lots and the shaded parking. Those of you using the programs and services at the Benevilla Surprise campus, as well as Birt’s Bistro restaurant, please excuse any inconveniences during the construction process.

Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit family services agency dedicated to enriching the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and families. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or make a donation to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999.