By Phoenix Business Journal

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul received $48,533 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office for a daylighting project.

St. Vincent de Paul was one of 14 Arizona nonprofits chosen to receive funds for renewable energy projects.

The project entails installing rooftop systems to allow natural light to illuminate the buildings. Glendale-based Natural Daylighting Co. will install 32 units on the roofs of St. Vincentâ¿¿s food reclamation and thrift store processing warehouses.

The cost of the project is $65,888. The portion not covered by the ARRA grant will be covered by a utility rebate from Arizona Public Service Co.

Spokeswoman Susan de Queljoe said the system will allow the nonprofit to turn its lights off during the day, saving about 35 percent on its energy bill. The project, expected to be completed by July 23, will save an estimated $14,000 a year, according to the DOC Energy Office.

⿿This project will give us a great opportunity to transfer money that used to go to utility bills to provide more services for Arizonans. And the upgrade not only saves energy, it looks nice and makes this facility a brighter place,⿝ St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Steve Zabilski said in a prepared statement.

Copyright 2010 American City Business Journals

http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2010/07/12/daily6.html?ana=thestreet

Copyright bizjournals.com 2010

More from Commodities

Watch This If You're Wondering How Much Gold to Have and When to Sell

Watch This If You're Wondering How Much Gold to Have and When to Sell

How Can Gold Continue This Upward Momentum?

How Can Gold Continue This Upward Momentum?

Week Ahead: Investors Keep Economy in Check as Trade, North Korea Talks in Limbo

Week Ahead: Investors Keep Economy in Check as Trade, North Korea Talks in Limbo

Oil Rally Steadies Even as Potential Supply Disruptions Persist

Oil Rally Steadies Even as Potential Supply Disruptions Persist

The Outlook for Gold Prices Looks Awful Even With 10-Year Yields Above 3%

The Outlook for Gold Prices Looks Awful Even With 10-Year Yields Above 3%