Morton Solar & Electric loves its unique community. That's why we put everything we can into giving back to it. Here are just few of the projects and organizations we've donated to and sponsored to say thanks for the past 15 years of support!
Greater St. James Community Recreation & Education Center
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. They acquired this 11.5 kW solar array for the Greater St. James Community Recreation & Education Center in downtown Evansville, IN.
Community Action Program of Evansville (CAPE)
The Community Action Program of Evansville is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting economic and social self-sufficiency. In 2020, Morton Solar donated solar energy systems to two of their housing developments in downtown Evansville. Each system is 2.75 kW and will offset almost 50% of their household energy consumption.
Mickey's Kingdom: The CommuniTree
The CommuniTree is a 25-foot stainless steel, solar-powered structure that was the idea of 3 University of Evansville students. The CommuniTree serves as a bridge between Social, Environmental, and Technological engagement as it provides solar-powered charging ports for mobile devices, along with seating and WiFi. These students entered the UE Changemaker Challenge, a competition for socially innovative ideas, and claimed first place. One of the students, Hannah Jaramillo, pursued the project after the competition with Morton Solar and other organizations to completion. The CommuniTree can be found at Mickey's Kingdom in downtown Evansville, IN. Hannah began working at Morton Solar shortly after the CommuniTree's completion.
Evansville Fire Department: Cottages for Kids
Benefiting the Make a Wish Foundation
In 2018, Morton Solar participated in the Cottages for Kids fundraiser-in partnership with the Evansville Fire Department. Morton Installed a 600W system on the cottage that the EFD entered. Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish later posted these pictures with a Facebook post that read "Winner of the 2018 'Favorite Cottage!' This Cottage is Solar Powered and is complete with lighting, a desk, lockers, a reclining chair, and a 24” Wi-Fi enabled TV. It also features an official fire alarm doorbell! Wow!"