25 Aug '11, 6pm

Solar News: Notable Projects in California, Massachusetts: A 2-megawatts (MW) solar power system in Santa Barbar...

Largest US Solar-Equipped Affordable Housing Project SolarWorld's panels will provide electricity to 1000 low-income families in Santa Barbara County, California. The 2 megawatt (MW) system is believed to be the nation's largest for a government-sponsored affordable housing project. The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara unveiled the project last week. The ambitious installation encompasses 21 sites around the county, 250 separate structures, five municipal permitting jurisdictions and three utilities. All told, more than 7,200 solar panels - made by SolarWorld - will offset 100% of the energy consumption of 863 units of affordable housing, including both tenant and common areas, and trim power costs for both the Housing Authority and residents. Germany-based SolarWorld (SWV.DE) employs about 250 people at its Camarillo, Calif. plant, which has been operating...

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