North Liberty, Iowa, United States, 11 December 2020 (Solar Business Hub) — This month, MOXIE is celebrating the completion of over 300 reduced-price, residential solar installations for healthcare and front-line workers with its 2020 EMPOWERMED program.
After the scope and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was realized in March, MOXIE closed down, laid off staff, and retooled the business. By April, the North Liberty-based company reopened and quickly deployed the EMPOWERMED Program as an effort to support front-line healthcare workers and provide low-cost power with significantly discounted solar energy systems (at or near MOXIE’s cost).
“Through all the commotion, there are constant reminders of how much burden is on our healthcare workers,” MOXIE CEO Jason Hall said in April.
The program launched in eastern Iowa and was immediately extended to any healthcare worker in the MOXIE service area (now over 15 states). ICU and ER nurses, x-ray technicians, doctors, pharmacists, urgent care clinic workers, and others signed up for the program to install reduced-price residential solar systems.
In addition to the deal on a solar system, each customer received $1000 cashback to help with groceries and other immediate costs. Adding in the federal solar tax incentive (set at 26% for 2020 installs) and these new solar power producers scored a real deal.
After bringing solar to over 300 front-line workers and their families, the EMPOWERMED program has officially closed.
The EMPOWERMED program transitioned into the Watts for Warriors program to provide veterans and active-duty military families with near at-cost installations plus a $1,000 cash rebate. The program is ongoing.
Jason Hall, MOXIE CEO said:
“The brave men and women that serve our country are used to being the ones leading us towards a brighter tomorrow. Watts for Warriors is our small way of showing respect and gratitude for their sacrifice. By offering them and their families a steep discount on solar panel installation, we’re able to help them save money and also equip them with a tool that will lead America towards a more sustainable future. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Established in 2008, MOXIE is leading the charge to transition to renewable energy in the U.S. and bring potentially big savings to homeowners, farmers, and businesses.
About EMPOWERMED program
For EMPOWERMED program questions, contacting recipients of the EMPOWERMED program for interviews or photos, or to find out more about solar power for your home, farm, or business, please contact MOXIE [email protected] or call (855) 669-4387.
Press release provided by MOXIE. Photo credit: MOXIE.