Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. is partnering with three national advocacy and charitable organizations on a cool booth game at this year’s Solar Power International (booth 1838).
The Giving Game, as it’s being called will involve booth visitors spinning a prize wheel and voting for one of the chosen organizations: Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), Vote Solar and Grid Alternatives. At the end of the show, an award ceremony will announce the organization that has received the most votes and a $5,000 top prize. The runners up will also receive a donation based on the number of votes. The more people that play, the more money BayWa donates.
This program is a continued part of BayWa r.e. Giving, which focuses on providing increasing knowledge of and access to sustainable energy with STEM focused education opportunities, project donations and community engagement. BayWa r.e. has delivered 50 kW of free renewable energy projects and over $100k in funding since it was founded.
“We believe securing a better, greener future through renewable energy is not just the nice thing to do, it’s the right thing to do for our generation and future generations,” said Jam Attari, CEO of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC. “In addition to sharing how BayWa r.e is helping to deliver our vision in project communities, we also want to give visitors at our booth the opportunity to support renewable energy charities. We encourage everyone at SPI to take part in our ‘Giving Game’ and help raise money for these great causes.”
BayWa r.e. Giving pays particular attention to generating positive impact on the communities surrounding the company’s work. At the All Tribes Charter School in San Diego CA, BayWa r.e. delivered a 25kW rooftop solar system to provide free energy for the school, along with STEM materials to support education on the science and engineering behind the project. The school was set up by two pioneering educators to address the cultural and socio-economic challenges faced by Native American students. BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC has also contributed to natural disaster relief. After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, the company contributed equipment and transportation to assist in the recovery efforts.