By Phoenix Business Journal

Salt River Project is extending its offer to give away three solar systems to nonprofits.

Nonprofits must apply by Jan. 31 for one of the 10-kilowatt systems valued at $100,000, according to the utility, which is offering the deal as a way to help groups offset their energy costs.

Utility officials said 10 companies already have applied and they hope to draw more interest.

SRP previously installed six systems through its EarthWise Energy program, which allows customers to donate $3 or more a month to help purchase solar systems for nonprofits.

Since 2007, systems have been installed at Sunshine Acres Childrenâ¿¿s Home, 18 Habitat for Humanity houses, Maryvale YMCA, the Phoenix Zoo, Rio Salado Audobon Center and Desert Botanical Garden.

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