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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:51 PM
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Solar-Powered, Affordable Housing Community Nears Completion (Berkeley, CA)
http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsNAPR1666.htm

The new solar installations at the Crescent Park apartments in Richmond, California are nearing completion. This is largest solar-powered affordable housing community in the United States. EAH Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and manager based in San Rafael California, contracted with Berkeley-based Sun Light and Power to provide solar power to serve 24 buildings and 378 family apartments for this large community on nearly 25 acres.

The solar installation at Crescent Park a $7 million dollar project installed by Sun Light and Power, based in Berkeley, CA will help reduce the production of greenhouse gases while providing lower utility costs for this large, family complex. The installation also helps the city of Richmond to meet almost 20% of its 5 MW goal for usage of solar power.

Producing nearly a megawatt of clean, renewable energy, the 908 kilowatts system includes 4323 SunPower, 210-watt modules and 180, SunPower M Series inverters.

Gary Gerber, President of Berkeleys Sun Light and Power said: I am honored and pleased that EAH chose Sun Light & Power to build Americas largest affordable housing solar project here at Crescent Park. Sun Light & Powers engineering expertise and our 33 years of experience designing and installing solar systems made us a great match with EAH, who clearly recognize that solar electricity must play a pivotal role in providing the renewable energy this country needs to reduce our environmental impact and stabilize our future energy costs.

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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:59 PM
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1. It's About Time...
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"Yes, we can!" was more than a temporary campaign slogan.

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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:00 PM
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