Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Upgrades to New Solar Power System

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originally published: 06/24/2022

(CAMDEN, NJ) — On Thursday, June 16, Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Camden, NJ), in conjunction with Novitium Energy and Madison Energy Investments, “flipped the switch” to launch the Center’s new solar power system.

The system, provided by Novitium Energy in conjunction with Madison Energy Investments, required no upfront cost to The Salvation Army. The new system is expected to produce approximately 1.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year and meet 56% of Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center’s energy needs. Over the next 15 years, the system will save the Center approximately $1.65 million in energy costs, with savings estimated at $95,000 in the first year.

Novitium CEO Jeremy Conner said, “Our partnership with The Salvation Army is so important that we all recognize the tremendous impact the organization is having not only in our local community, but in every corner of the states. United and beyond. We see our contribution to this project as an opportunity to give something back to The Salvation Army with a lasting and substantial impact.

Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Upgrades to New Solar Power System

Salvation Army Major Keith Maynor said, “This is an exciting time for our organization. Not only will we save money with the new solar power system, but we will also eliminate a large amount of greenhouse gas emissions, which continues a strong track record in environmental stewardship through the Camden Kroc Centre. The support we have received has been a huge blessing.

The event was attended by Official Councilor Chris Collins and received an invocation from Major Jongwoo Kim of the Salvation Army. Although unable to attend due to his General Assembly responsibilities, Assemblyman William Spearman recognized The Salvation Army and Novitium Energy with a Congressional Proclamation issued by the United States House of Representatives. United States.

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Opened in 2014 to enhance Salvation Army service to the town of Camden since 1880, Salvation Army Kroc Center is a 128,000 square foot state-of-the-art community center on a 24-acre campus. The center provides recreational, health, educational, cultural, family and spiritual programs to Camden and the surrounding community. The facility includes a black box theater, water park, swimming pool, commercial kitchen, youth and senior centers, chapel, country house, fitness center, food pantry and even more. Outdoor facilities include a soccer/football field and two baseball/softball fields.

Novitium Energy, A National Energy Partners Company, is a nationally recognized renewable energy development company dedicated to bringing turnkey solar solutions to nonprofit and commercial organizations. Founded in 2009, Novitium Energy helps customers realize the benefits and savings of clean energy while reducing initial capital investment through complementary comprehensive assessments that include cost analysis, on-site audits, incentives available government and financing options and an assessment of commercial energy needs with the development of strategic solutions.

Madison Energy Investments (“MEI”) develops, builds, owns and operates distributed generation assets in the commercial and industrial (C&I), municipal, education and healthcare sectors across the country. MEI identifies and creates opportunities that provide cost savings and certainty, providing institutional capital to fund renewable energy projects for clients. The team’s diverse experience has produced best practices in all phases of the industry, from origination to asset management. Quality partnerships and the “execution mindset” make MEI the best team in the industry.

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