SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRoof Energy, Inc., a complete solar services provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. (TSXV: ON), today announced the launch of its Military Appreciation Program, a comprehensive initiative aimed at honoring U.S. veterans through the power of solar energy. As a core part of the program, OneRoof Energy also announced that Empower America will become a preferred installer. Empower America is a non-profit coalition dedicated to recruiting, training and employing local service veterans for careers in the solar industry.
"We are honored to say that our solar systems will now be proudly installed by U.S. veterans," said OneRoof Energy CEO David Field. "We have always been proud to count among our team and partners those who have served, and this initiative is a great opportunity for us to increase our business with vets. By providing affordable solar solutions to veteran programs, and by continuing to offer employment to former military service men and women, we are able to give back to a deserving group that strongly supports the solar industry's success."
As part of the partnership and in honor of Memorial Day, OneRoof Energy and Empower America will work together to donate and install in-kind solar services and equipment to several veteran rehabilitation facilities, including the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles, one of the largest and most respected homeless shelters in the country. OneRoof Energy will also offer enlisted and veteran U.S. military an on-going $1000 cash discount on any solar lease or purchase.
According to a recent report issued by The Solar Foundation, more than 13,000 U.S. veterans are employed in the solar industry, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all solar workers in the nation.
"American military veterans are avid supporters of energy independence, and solar energy is key to achieving that goal," said Mario Pabon, President and CEO of Empower America. "We are proud to work with companies like OneRoof Energy that show leadership in bettering the life of U.S. veterans."
About OneRoof Energy
OneRoof Energy, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. (TSXV: ON), is a complete solar services provider offering homeowners everything from traditional and lease financing, solar system design and installation project management to ongoing system monitoring and maintenance services. Utilizing its technology-rich, solar leasing fulfillment platform, OneRoof Energy is partnering with traditional energy retailers and home services companies of all sizes to offer residential customers a wide spectrum of affordable, renewable energy choices. With its unique end-to-end energy solution, the company has created multiple touch points to offer cost-saving energy products and services that create a seamless experience for the homeowner while fulfilling their unique energy needs. Currently, the company serves residential customers in five states including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts and New York with plans for additional expansion. For more information, visit www.oneroofenergy.com.
About Empower America Coalition
Empower America Coalition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to local economic and workforce development within the renewable energy industry. Through our public and private partners, we originate and develop renewable energy projects for local government and businesses. As a complete solution to the industry, we recruit, train and employ local service veterans into the projects we develop. Learn more at www.weempoweramerica.org.
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