Goodwill advances sustainability goals by transitioning to solar

Goodwill San Antonio

Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help change lives through the power of work. In addition to operating retail stores and donation stations in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin, Bulverde, and the surrounding areas, Goodwill San Antonio provides certified vocational training programs through its Good Careers Academy, free employment placement services through its Good Career Centers, and manages contracts for the U.S. government and local municipalities for outsourced business services.

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Goodwill San Antonio has selected Big Sun Solar to install rooftop solar at 4 of their San Antonio locations to include Blanco North, Potranco, Live Oak and Bandera. Not only does transitioning to solar energy support Goodwill San Antonio’s sustainability mission, they will be lowering their facilities operational costs with energy savings. The Goodwill San Antonio solar rooftop project is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to recycling 180 tons of waste. This will be the first wave of installments, as the non-profit looks to add solar panels to more buildings with the operations in the future.


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This project aligns with Goodwill San Antonio’s sustainability efforts by helping to reduce our carbon footprint. With the incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act and CPS Energy rebates, the timing was ideal for us to begin our transition to solar energy.

Carlos Contreras

Goodwill San Antonio