Director of Public Information: Chief "Jesus Campa"
August 15, 2018
For Immediate Release
Residential and Commercial Solar energy company, ErusEnergy, with regional offices in El Paso, to provide 50kW of onsite renewable energy for Ranch on the Rock’s 4-acre organic recovery farm and hotel in Sierra Blanca Texas. The project will showcase Ranch on the Rock’s commitment to sustainability while providing its recovering, formerly incarcerated men and recovering addicts, an opportunity to be trained on maintenance and operation skills at a functioning solar plant. The installation will offset roughly 90% of the operations yearly utility cost which will divert much needed capital to other initiatives at the Ranch.
“Providing a non-profit like Ranch on the Rock with an opportunity to reduce their operating costs via solar energy and provide a training opportunity for their program is an investment in the community that we simply feel great about” said James Holmes, Erus Energy’s Vice President, Commercial. Mr. Holmes added “Solar energy is more than just about reducing utility expenses, it’s a vehicle for social impact and we’re excited to use this project as a platform to raise awareness of the many long-term benefits installations like this create in communities throughout the nation”
Founded in 2005, Erus Energy is a leading national developer and installer of residential and commercial solar energy systems. With operations in 6 states: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, Erus has successfully served over 8,500 customers. With plans to expand its operations in 2018 to California and Louisiana, Erus continues to grow and deliver its world-class service to customers across the country.
The Ranch on the Rock Initiative is a comprehensive solution that will provide holistic support to give emerging adult men the opportunity to achieve economic independence. Within the 4-acre farm, participants will experience a living learning lab as they work together to run a small business enterprise, gain key life skills, and build personal resilience. The organic ranch will function as a social enterprise that employs formerly-incarcerated men and recovering addicts. Ranch on the Rock aims to break the cycle of re-offending and challenge perceptions about ex-offenders, achieving real and long-term benefits for society. One social intervention for this systemic problem is coming from innovative farms.