Black Rock Solar Earns Non-Profit Status

Black Rock Solar

Black Rock Solar was granted 501(c)3 status today, making them an official non-profit organization!

When combined with their recently-acquired Nevada Contractor’s License (#0072260), this positions them to continue their mission of gifting FREE solar power to institutions who would not otherwise be able to afford it.  As of this writing, BRS has installed 248 kilowatts of solar power, with an estimated lifetime energy savings value of $1,364,000 … and they’re just getting started.

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Those who know the bureaucracy involved in this process will appreciate the herculean effort these folks undertook to make this a reality.  Congratulations, BRS!

About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase first attended Burning Man 2001. He volunteered as the Operations Manager for the ARTery (Black Rock City’s art headquarters) and was on the Burning Man Art Council from 2003-2008. He was Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004-2009, then transitioned to the Communications Department in 2009 to become Minister of Propaganda, working on global communications strategy. He's the editor-in-chief for the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and the Voices of Burning Man blog, and content manager for Burning Man’s websites. He also manages the ePlaya BBS and Burning Man’s social networking efforts.