Friday, May 26, 2006

Volunteering to install solar this weekend

















Hey solarDwellers:

Just got done with one full day on the roof in Livermore, CA on a Habitat for Humanity multiple "green building" duplex project. The solar part's being coordinated by a local non-profit that installs solar for only low-income households: Grid Alternatives. In this case all the equipment was donated, so these homeowners will have close to a $0 electric bill from day one with no loan payment they would normally have to pay off the solar panels. I'll update after day two tomorrow and hopefully get some pictures up soon! It is so cool to see solar pv panels going up on a group of houses together ringing the same curved street.

Later . . .
--the solarDweller
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14 comments:

Chris said...

Hey! Congrats on the solar panel install! I plan on going solar within the next year.

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Solar Powered Cars said...

That is really great. Not only are you helping low income families that are most likely struggling to pay utility bills but also benefiting the environment at the same time. Hats off to the volunteers such as you and the suppliers for making such a project possible.

Alex Tiller said...

Thanks for sharing this type of information with all of us. Its inspirational to see people all over this country stepping up and doing the right thing. Good Luck.

Alex Tiller, CEO
www.sunetric.com (a Hawaii solar company)

wouter said...

nice. That picture looks very good. Succes with your progress on it.

nparswani said...

Solar energy is a very valuable energy resource in the sense that it maximizes the ROI and also facilitates a healthier environment. The only tedious job related to it is the installation of solar panels.

I found a really very informative article regarding installation of solar panels. Thought it would be helpful

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polysun said...

Not just friendly and beneficial for one's economy, Solar Water Heating systems are also very environment friendly and use energy generated from the Sun's light in order to heat up the water. With efficient storage facilities being a part of the complete system, water remains hot throughout the day and night, providing you with a source of hot water at all times.

ian said...

I just love blogging and as i get spare time from busy schedule i start working on it. Wonderful post, I really enjoyed reading it!

Rob said...

Nice Job. I'm trying to compile information about DIY solar at the moment at http://www.thesolarhub.com

solar panels said...

On the environmental front, the use of solar power for electricity reduces the amount of pollution that generating plants have to produce. Another wonderful thing about solar power is that it is a renewable energy source, and will be available forever, for all practical purposes, unlike oil or coal which become increasingly used up with each passing year.

solar panels said...

That is really great. You are very kind to help out families who are struggling to pay energy bills. Your work is really commendable! Keep it up!

Marius Bryan said...

Great post

Marius Bryan said...

great post

Mary Rose said...

HI, I'm from philippines and energy cost is quite expensive. It's good to know that this kind of technology is growing. However, here in my country doesn't seem too interested on this. I want to build or make one for my own. I need your ideas about this, and I reckon if you could help me on this one. http://build-home-solar-panel.com/

I saw this site and I need your inputs. I want to have at least one guide for now. Thanks in advance!

Solar Energy Mike said...

Hey that's great that people are volunteering for installing solar on people's homes. A lot of the low income projects out here in San Francisco, CA have solar installed on them as well. The satellite images of the developments have impressive arrays of panels.