ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 16, 2020) – Furthering its innovation as a company and in support of the global clean energy movement, Pine Gate Renewables announced a new three-year partnership today with the GivePower Foundation.
GivePower is a non-profit that provides solar-based solutions to secure food, water and electricity for people in regions that need them most. Pine Gate Renewables will donate $200 per MW installed to GivePower to help bring clean, safe water to regions in need worldwide. This donation will provide the funds needed to support the growing distribution of clean drinking water that is generated by GivePower’s Solar Water Farm desalination technology. The grant will also help create jobs locally in the U.S., as well as abroad.
Lack of clean, safe water is a global issue. Some 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source, and more than 35% of the world's population lacks access to improved sanitation. GivePower's mission is to leverage solar-powered solutions, including the water desalination systems, to improve the lives of millions who lack these basic resources.
“The core of our company’s mission is to improve the health of our planet, and that dovetails perfectly with GivePower’s effort to use renewable energy as a way to bring resources to people in need,” said Ben Catt, CEO of Pine Gate Renewables. “Three out of 10 people on the planet don’t have access to clean water in their homes. Teaming up with GivePower and their Solar Water Farm™ desalination technology, I’ve seen how they supply clean, safe water for developing countries at an incredibly affordable cost.”
“Just $20 can provide one person access to safe water for more than 20 years,” said GivePower’s President Michele Magee. “The whole leadership team at Pine Gate is committed to investing in this cause in a meaningful way, and we look forward to making a massive difference through our partnership.”
To date, GivePower has completed three solar water farms, powered over 2,700 schools and built 35 solar microgrids across 19 countries changing the lives of over 500,000 people. Pine Gate’s contributions will help those numbers keep growing.
GivePower is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to extending the environmental and social benefits of clean, renewable energy across the world. GivePower uses solar energy and storage technologies to deliver the most essential community services to the developing world. GivePower has helped power some of the economically poorest countries, including communities across 19 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Visit GivePower at www.givepower.org and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Pine Gate Renewables
Pine Gate Renewables is a fully-integrated utility-scale solar development company headquartered in Asheville, NC. As a leader in the industry, Pine Gate focuses on forging partnerships to expand its renewable energy footprint nationwide. Its mission is to provide renewable power for local communities across the country through project development, financing, construction and environmental preservation. Named #6 on Inc. 500’s list of “Fastest Growing Energy Companies” in 2018, Pine Gate Renewables is blazing a trail to “Get Solar Done.” For more information, visit PineGateRenewables.com.