The Settlement Home
The Settlement Home for Children in Austin, Texas is now powered by solar thanks to Circular Energy and a generous donation from the Moody Foundation.
Completed in early November 2015, Circular Energy designed and installed a 72.32 kW solar energy system for The Settlement Home, a non-profit organization that provides care, support and resources for individuals with histories of severe trauma, abuse and neglect. The addition of this solar energy system serves the non-profit’s environmental initiatives while also helping them reduce energy costs.
The Settlement Home’s new solar panel installation will produce more than 101,000 kilowatt-hours in its first year of operation, and will save the organization nearly $467,000 dollars over the next 25 years. It is designed to offset approximately 55% of annual energy costs, with Austin Energy’s Performance-Based Incentive increasing this figure to 90-95%.