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Grid Alternatives Solarthon 2010 – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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On Saturday July 31st, the Residential Solar 101 team joined about 150 other volunteers for Grid Alternatives’ Solarthon 2010.   In the eight hours we were there, the teams worked to install solar panels on nine different houses in West Oakland. On average, each system was 2 kW in size.  A total of 18 Kilowatts (kW) of solar generating capacity was […]

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Grid Alternatives Solarthon 2010 – Volunteering to Put Solar Panels on Low Income Housing

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The Grid Alternatives Solarthon 2010 is coming up soon and the Residential Solar 101 team will be out in full force again this year.  We had a great time at least year’s Solarthon 2009, so we thought we’d come back for more! Grid Alternatives’ mission is to put solar on low income and affordable housing.  They work with […]

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Volunteer Solar Installation

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Residential Solar 101’s goal is to help educate home owners about how simple and cost effective it is to add solar power to their lives, so we thought we’d start by doing an actual installation to see just how easy it really is. This past weekend we participated in Grid Alternatives’ “Solarthon 2009”. Solarthon is an annual one […]

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