Yes and Argand Energy Partnership for Non-Profit

Yes Solar Solutions and Argand Energy Solutions Partner to Bring Solar to Local Non-Profit

Largest Non-Profit Solar Energy Installation in Wake County


Howard Manning of Dorcas Ministries Signs Solar Lease

Cary, NC (January 31, 2012) – In partnership with Yes Solar Solutions and Argand Energy Solutions, Dorcas Ministries, a Cary-based non-profit, will install a 236.5 kW solar photovoltaic rooftop system at their facilities. The 845 panel array will be installed on approximately 50,000 square feet of rooftop space across multiple buildings.

The partnership between Yes Solar Solutions of Cary and Argand Energy Solutions of Durham will result in the largest non-profit solar energy system in Wake County and one of the largest non-profit installations in the state of North Carolina. The two solar energy companies will work side-by-side on the installation. Once operating, the system will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of approximately 28 small homes each year.

Under an innovative solar financing model, Argand Energy will own and operate the system and Dorcas Ministries will be able to utilize solar energy with no out-of-pocket expenses. The non-profit will receive lease payments for the otherwise unusable rooftop space. Energy from the system will be sold to Progress Energy. Construction on the project is slated to begin in February.  

Dorcas Ministries is a non-profit organization focused on serving Wake County residents who find themselves in any kind of temporary financial crisis. Both Yes Solar Solutions and Argand Energy Solutions are expanding their services into the non-profit sector to help organizations reap the benefits of clean energy.

About Dorcas Ministries

Dorcas Ministries is focused on alleviating financial crisis in Wake County. The donations they receive are resold in the Dorcas Thrift Shop to raise funds for crisis support. That support can be temporary rent assistance, or vouchers to pay for child care so a parent can afford to take a job.  One of the first Dorcas projects was a pre-K program that not only helped parents with child care, but gave children a head start on kindergarten they might not have had otherwise. 

About Yes Solar Solutions

Yes Solar Solutions designs and installs custom solar systems for residential and commercial clients. We help our clients reduce energy use and save energy costs by identifying the best and most cost-effective energy solutions for their home or office. We are proud to be a Green Plus Certified company and are committed to giving back to the community through volunteer projects, supporting local businesses, and community

About Argand Energy Solutions

Argand Energy Solutions provides comprehensive solar solutions to commercial, government, educational, and residential clients. Our solutions and services are tailored to client needs and include system design, project development, installation, financing, and on-going maintenance and support. Over the past decade, Argand has evolved from a small supplier of solar energy equipment to a leader in the installation, design, and development of solar projects in the Carolinas and southeastern United States.



Kathy Miller, Yes Solar Solutions


Rob Lease, Argand Energy Solutions


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