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Published on January 25th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

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Affordable Housing & Solar Power — Residents Install Solar Panels!

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January 25th, 2010 by Zachary Shahan 

You don’t often see affordable housing and solar power being combined. There have been a couple of projects in San Francisco and San Diego in the past year. But Sunwheel Energy Partners just went way beyond that — it just finished a major solar installation on affordable housing units in San Francisco and it hired the residents to install the photovoltaics.

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This great project was part of San Francisco’s larger GoSolarSF initiative (launched by San Francisco Mayor and contributing author on CleanTechnica Gavin Newsome).

Sunwheel and the local residents put 375 kilowatts worth of solar panels on three affordable housing sites through this project. This created 14,000 work hours for the residents of these communities.

In a true example of sustainability, combining social support with clean energy and economic advancement, this project is one of the most inspiring I have seen in a long time.

via Treehugger

Related Stories:

1) San Francisco Housing Authority Goes Solar

2) NBA Team Goes Solar

3) Columbia Engineer Focuses on Affordable Solar Power

4) SF Solar Energy Incentive Program Shines Bright in First Year

Image Credit 1: LanceCheungImages via flickr under a CC license

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