Community Investment

TurningPoint Energy and its partners have provided over $500,000 in community investments, with plans to reach at least $1,000,000 by 2023.

Our Triple Bottom Line Approach

TurningPoint Energy invests in the communities where our projects are located, as well as actively supporting non-profit organizations with missions to expand access to solar energy. 

Our efforts provide substantial, impactful support for public school and community initiatives, as well as renewable energy education curricula to inspire the next generation of renewable energy industry leaders.

At TurningPoint Energy, we believe in a triple bottom line approach to our business wherein our customers and stakeholders gain value through:

  • Financial value in the form of competitive rates for solar electricity;
  • Environmental value in the form of emission-free, clean energy; and
  • Social value in the form of TPE’s investment in their community through economic development, education initiatives and local investment.

Our Commitment to Helping Communities During COVID-19

To date, TurningPoint Energy has accelerated $29,000 of $160,000 in planned donations to numerous communities and charities on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations/Community Support

Baltimore, Prince George's, Garrett, and Montgomery County, MD Organizations

Frederick Douglass High School --- Mission of Love Charities --- Greater Washington Community Foundation --- Community Support Systems --- Police District Citizens Advisory Council --- Kingsville Elementary School --- White Marsh (Baltimore County) Volunteer Fire Department --- Kingsville (Baltimore County) Fire Department

Baltimore, Prince Georges', Garrett, and Montgomery County, MD Organizations

TPE has pledged to donate a total of $90,000 in conjunction with our Maryland Community Solar Projects in Baltimore, Prince Georges’, Garrett, and Montgomery Counties. To date, we have donated $30,000 to local charities, fire departments and schools.

Bowie Interfaith Emergency Fund

Prince George's County, Maryland

Bowie Interfaith Emergency Fund, Prince Georges' County

The Bowie Interfaith Emergency Fund (Bowie Food Pantry) provides food assistance and emergency aid to all qualifying residents of Prince George's County.
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Community Pantry

McKinley County, New Mexico

The Community Pantry

The Community Pantry serves people in Northwestern New Mexico through a number of programs including Free Produce, the Emergency Food Box, Food For Kids, the Emergency Food Assistance Program, the Agency Program, and Mobile Pantry Deliveries.
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Comprehensive Community Action Program

North Smithfield, Rhode Island

Comprehensive Community Action Program

CCAP is one of Rhode Island's largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. CCAP provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower self-sufficiency.
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Solar Curriculum for Deming Public Schools

Luna County, New Mexico

Deming Public Schools / Solar Schoolhouse Curriculum

As part of our 25MW Alta Luna solar project for Tri-State Generation & Transmission, TPE donated $20,000 for a solar curriculum to Deming Public Schools, which was administered by Solar Schoolhouse.
Solar Schoolhouse Website

Denver Kids, Inc.

Denver, Colorado

Denver Kids, Inc.

TPE principals served on its board for three years and have donated over $100,000 to date. Denver Kids,Inc. creates career and college pathways for at-potential students open to growth and guidance by providing multi-level support to students, their families, and the school community.
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God's Pit Crew

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

God's Pit Crew

As part of our second Danville Utilities project (10MW) in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, TPE donated $20,000 to God's Pit Crew. Headquartered in Danville, VA, God’s Pit Crew is a non-profit, faith-based crisis response team of over 500 volunteers that delivers hope, healing, and restoration to hurting people in times of crisis.
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Friendsville Volunteer Fire​

Garrett County, Maryland

Friendsville Volunteer Fire​

The Friendsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department's mission is to preserve life, protect property, promote public safety and to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens and visitors to the Friendsville, MD area.
Website

Project Local Labor - 91%

25MW Alta Luna Solar Project in Luna County, New Mexico

91% Local Labor -25MW Alta Luna Solar Project

TPE’s 25MW Alta Luna solar project for Tri-State Generation and Transmission in Luna County, NM was constructed by project partner DEPCOM Power using over 91% local labor, including 31% in military veteran labor.
Project Profile

Project Partner Donations - $100,000

As part of our 25MW Alta Luna Solar Project,  DEPCOM Power raised a total of $100,000 for local  Luna County, New Mexico organizations.

DEPCOM Power Luna County, New Mexico Donations

See the Change USA - Roadrunner Food Bank - Transforming Luna County - Wayne County Family Resource Network - CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries - Operation Homefront - The Friends of the Healing House - Deming Animal Guardians
DEPCOM Power Website

Project Partner Donations - $60,000

As part of our 9.9MW community solar project for United Cooperative Services in Bosque County, Texas, TPE's project partner DEPCOM Power donated $60,000 to eight deserving local charities in and around Bosque County.

DEPCOM Power Bosque County, Texas Donations

Talitha Koum Institute --- Caritas --- Parkgate Community Church --- American Legion Auxiliary --- Crazy8 Ministries --- Burleson Higher Education Opportunity Fund --- North Bosque Helping Hands --- Cleburne Christian Lodge
DEPCOM Power Website

Project Local Labor - 90%

9.9MW United Cooperative Services Community Solar Project in Bosque County, Texas

90% Local Labor - 9.9MW United Electric Cooperative Community Solar Project

Our 9.9MW community solar project for United Cooperative Services in Bosque County, Texas, was constructed by project partner DEPCOM Power using 90% local labor, including 25% military veterans.
Project Profile

Ephrata Cloister Associates

Borough of Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Ephrata Cloister Associates

As part of our Borough of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, 3.5 MW AC Solar Project TPE donated $5,000 to the Ephrata Cloister Associates. Ephrata Cloister Associates works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at Ephrata Cloister, one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History.
Website

H.O.P.E., Inc. (Helping Other People Effectively)

Erath County, Texas

H.O.P.E., Inc.

H.O.P.E., Inc. (Helping Other People Effectively) assists needy residents of Erath County, Texas, with food, clothing, comprehensive medical and limited financial assistance.
Website

House of Hope

Garrett County, Maryland

House of Hope

The House of Hope is a network of concern whose members cooperate to reach out to others when there is serious need. Its resources are primarily directed to short-term emergency situations, where quick response and flexibility are critical.
Website

La Puente

Alamosa, Colorado

La Puente

La Puente's mission is to address the effects of poverty by providing a safety net of services, where individuals and families get what they need to stabilize, heal, strengthen, and ultimately thrive. Annually, over 16,000 individuals and family members receive at least one of its services.
Website

Louttit Library

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Louttit Library

Louttit Library provides library materials and services that enrich, enlighten and inform primarily West Greenwich, RI residents.
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Scholarship Fund

Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans

TPE’s principals created a perpetual scholarship fund at Loyola University New Orleans with an initial donation of $20,000 to fund the scholarship. In addition, TPE's principals donated an additional $50,000 to help students afford tuition and stay in school and for technology needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Manna Food Center

Montgomery County, Maryland

Manna Food Center

Manna Food Center’s singular mission is to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County, Maryland. Through food distribution, education and advocacy, we are making strides on behalf of more than 63,000 county residents who experience hunger and food insecurity.
Website

Oaks of Life Retreat

Tom Green County, Texas

Oaks of Life Retreat

As part of our Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Texas 1.3 MW Solar Project, TPE and its principals donated $11,000 to the Oaks of Life Retreat. The Oaks of Life Retreat is a non-profit organization in West Texas that provides widows of soldiers a God-centered weekend of healing, restoration, relaxation, and sisterhood under the Texas stars.
Website

Our House

Montgomery County, Maryland

Our House

Our House provides the opportunity for at-risk adolescents to become happy, healthy, and productive. The Our House Program is more than just a job skills training program. It includes development of the entire individual, providing the trainees with a full set of skills for success.
Website

Pittsylvania County Public Schools

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Pittsylvania County Public Schools

In association with our 6MW Danville Utilities Solar Project, TPE donated $20,000 to Pittsylvania County Public Schools, plus four (4) acres of land worth an estimated $26,000. Pittsylvania County Public Schools is located in Chatham, Virginia, with an enrollment of approximately 8,998 students across 18 schools.
Website

Western Maryland RC&D Council

Garrett County, Maryland

Western Maryland RC&D Council

WMRC&D's mission is to build and sustain resource conservation programs which raise the quality of social, economic, and environmental development.
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