Solar non-profit helps install panels on Chico Habitat home

Apr 3, 2014 7:05 PM

A now global solar non-profit partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Youthbuild Chico to install solar panels on a future home in south Chico today.

Grid Alternatives provides work-training on solar installation for low-income families.

They're able to do this through partnerships with local government, corporations, and foundations.

Grid's Regional Director said we’re experiencing a solar revolution and the savings for the family will be real

“About $22,000 over the lifetime of the system,” Bob Gragson said. “That's the equivalent of actually saving 69 tons of greenhouse gases, which is equivalent to taking 12 cars off road or putting in 1,612 trees.”

Grid said that more than 4,000 families have benefited from their services, and the North Valley office is expecting to finish their 300th installation by year's end.

If you'd like to help install solar on homes with Habitat for Humanity, click here.


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