Focused Energy Helps Local Food Bank Go Green

Focused Energy, together with several other New Mexico renewable energy companies, donated a solar electric system to Roadrunner Food Bank, in Albuquerque NM.  The system was commissioned at a public ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.

Roadrunner Food Bank is New Mexico’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in New Mexico.  Roadrunner’s President and CEO, Melody Wattenbarger, said, “We can take the savings that we would have spent on energy needs this coming year, and put those right to work for our core mission – to obtain more food for the hungry in our state.”  The system will save enough energy to provide over 8,000 additional meals annually without a budget increase. Paul Benson, CEO of Focused Energy, added, “It feels great to make a contribution to a non-profit that makes a tangible difference in our community every day, and we love seeing our donation enhance Roadrunner’s capacity.”

Other solar companies involved in the project were Schott Solar, Affordable Solar, and Unirac, all based in Albuquerque.  Donations included both system components and installation labor.