25 Year Utility Savings

231.66 kW

Project Size

Cedar Rapids, IA


289,518 kWh

Annual Production

4,703 t CO₂

Emission Reduction

A Sustainable Approach to Stuff

Multiple Stuff Etc Consignment Store Locations


Stats Shown for Cedar Rapids Location

Community-oriented values and cutting edge solutions helped entrepreneur Mary Sundblad grow Stuff Etc from a small craft and clothing shop into the largest consignment service operation in the nation. Her company’s latest innovation is the installation of a solar power system designed to cover 100% of the business’s electrical needs.

Since 1985, Stuff Etc Quality Consignment Stores have been helping Iowans lessen their environmental impact by offering ways to recycle and upcycle household goods.

Solar power reflects the company’s values, while bolstering its bottom line. Stuff Etc’s low risk investment in solar power will generate around $936,236 in savings over the next 25 years, paying for itself in just a few years.

The Cedar Rapids department store, a trove of quality upcycled furniture and home wares, will be equipped with high-performance solar technology that will bring a new level of sustainable innovation and revenue to the Cedar Rapids retail space.


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the Year

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Stuff Etc

“Sustainability is what we’re all about. Renew, reuse, recycle—that’s what we do.”

Mary Sundblad
Owner, Stuff Etc

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