18 Jul '11, 1pm

Solar Install Planned for 2000 Air Force Homes in Hawaii

Solar Install Planned for 2000 Air Force Homes in Hawaii

A SolarCity install in Arizona. Image credit: SolarCity SolarCity's $280m partnership with Google , along with its innovative Solar Lease financing program , have already made great strides in taking solar into the mainstream. Now the company is partnering up with another influential player—the US Air Force—to install solar to power 2000 homes in Hawaii. While some hardcore greenies may be surprised that the US military is putting its weight behind clean tech, they really shouldn't be. The US Air Force has already distinguished itself as the number 8 purchaser of renewable energy in the country, and the air force even held the record for the largest solar farm in the country for some time. In fact, as Brian has noted, the US military could be instrumental in bringing solar power into the mainstream . So the news that SolarCity will be installing solar power on 600 rooftops...

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