27 Nov '12, 7pm

The Solar Industry Waves Goodbye To One of Its Biggest Advocates

I was saddened to hear the news that Larry Hagman, the former star of the hit TV show “Dallas” had died over the weekend. Hagman, whom I interviewed in 2010 at Intersolar North America, was a great solar advocate. He told me that his decision to install solar on his ranch in California came shortly after the great blackout of 2003. Originating in Ohio, the outage caused half of the eastern seaboard to lose power for as many as 3 days. Hagman went solar after that event, reducing his utility bill from more than $37,000 a year to $13, he told me. SolarWorld, the company for whom he made ten television commercials released a statement paying tribute to him for his work as an American solar energy advocate. According to SolarWorld, Hagman also participated in several philanthropic solar projects, including the electrification of hospitals in earthquake-ravaged Haiti . "I have ...

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