The City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability has awarded Go Smart Solar and Worth & Associates with the SA Tomorrow Sustainability William R. Sinkin Solar Award for their work installing solar carports and electric vehicle chargers at four area Worth & Associates properties.
The award recognizes local programs, projects and building structures that promote sustainability and engagement with San Antonio residents. Each category supports the goals of the SA Tomorrow Plan in the areas of energy; food system; green buildings and infrastructure; land use and transportation natural resources; public health; and solid waste resources.
With the assistance of Go Smart Solar’s and CPS Energy’s community solar program, Big Sun Community Solar, Worth covered 391 parking spaces with solar carports at four of its San Antonio properties.
“San Antonio is taking a very aggressive approach to improving its sustainability,” said Robert Miggins, CEO and Co-Founder of GoSmart Solar. “In order for it to achieve its goals, it needs the support of its business community. That is a big reason Go Smart Solar and the Big Sun Community Solar program exist. We present local companies with an incredible opportunity to obtain covered parking and reduce their carbon footprint while providing citizens an opportunity to participate. Worth & Associates believe in supporting a more sustainable city. We are excited to share this recognition with them.”
The locations include:
• Austin Highway Business Center – 162 parking spaces
• Inwood Heritage Oaks – 116 parking spaces
• Inwood Village – 77 parking spaces
• Ridgewood Plaza – 36 parking spaces
By partnering with Big Sun Community Solar, Worth is introducing green energy and sustainability to their properties while simultaneously giving San Antonio residents and business owners an opportunity to produce solar energy, regardless of whether they have access to a viable rooftop. Big Sun’s innovative business model allows 122 San Antonio residents to own solar panels hosted on Worth properties. Solar credits automatically show up on their CPS Energy electric bill every month.