Bring Solar to the Shelterless - Veterans Home

Bring solar to the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)

and break the cycle of homelessness for veterans with the help of solar power!

COTS' vision is to end homelessness for veterans and families throughout Sonoma County. Through a variety of programs COTS helps veterans rebuild their lives.


This project is fully funded and installed! See pictures here.

$24,850 Needed / $24,950 Raised

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In November 2016, with the help of hundreds of supporters and volunteers we completed our first project for COTS and installed a 19.5 kW solar energy system at their main facility, the Mary Isaak Center.

Now, we need your help to bring an 8 kW solar array to a home dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.

COTS provides life-saving shelter and transformative programs to families, children and adults in Sonoma County, California. The organization provides 322 beds of emergency shelter, both transitional and permanent housing, and serves 120 hot meals per day. All of these services take a lot of energy to keep running.


Project Details: We will help COTS install a 19.5 kW solar energy system on the Mary Isaak Center (their main facility) and an 8 kW solar energy system for one of their transitional homes in Petaluma, California.

Our Impact:
By giving over 27,500 watts of new solar energy to Committee on the Shelterless, we will help them save $11,200 per year, allowing them to serve additional meals, provide additional job readiness and retention courses and beds for emergency shelter to those in need.

Help break the cycle of homelessness for children, families, and adults. Provide an example of how communities can come together to use solar energy to save valuable resources, and help address climate change!

Together we can help COTS reduce their carbon footprint by 58,445 pounds of CO2 per year, and re-direct more of their limited funds towards helping homeless families by cutting over $11,000 per year from their electric bills.


Investing in the health of our planet and local communities benefits everyone. We could not accomplish our goals without the generosity, involvement and enthusiasm of our hundreds of supporters.

THANK YOU to the over 200 individuals...

. Anthony Boyajian . Alain Valette . Anonymous . Bonnie and Richard Payne . Carl Sorenson . Carter Lavin . Cease & Desist donors . Ellen Macneale & Family . Frances Stewart . Frank Kantner . Jack Lambert . Kate Macneale . Kevin Malek . Krishnan Eswaran . Madeleine Seneor . Neil Macneale . One Today donors . Polly Wingfield . Sam Kissel . Sarah Murray . Yin Chen

... and organizations...

. Amazon Smile. Business Performance Improvement. Enphase Energy. Fulsource Logistics. Google . JinkoSolar. Medtronic . Old Republic Surety Company . Rockwell Collins. University of La Verne.

... who made significant contributions to bring solar to Committee on the Shelterless.cots logo

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