Depaul USA to install solar panels at Macon’s Daybreak

Daybreak, a day center for homeless men and women in downtown Macon, will have solar panels installed on Tuesday. The panels will generate electricity and heat water at the center.

“Depaul USA wants to be a good steward of the environment and its facility in Macon,” Depaul USA President and Executive Director Charles Levesque said in a news release. “These panels will allow us to use a renewable energy source and lower our utility bills.”

Every day about 40 men and women shower at Daybreak, a ministry of Depaul USA. Volunteers also wash 24 loads of laundry each day, the release states.

Other environmental initiatives at Daybreak include collecting rain water to irrigate the center’s yard and building raised garden beds to grow fruits and vegetables, the release states.

The solar panel project is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters.