One entire neighborhood goes solar with GRID!


November 27, 2012

We did it! In partnership with People’s Self-Help Housing, all 33 single-family homes in the Templeton Terebinth Lane self-help development have a complete Yingli photovoltaic (PV) system installed by GRID Alternatives.

Thank you to all of our 226 volunteers who dedicated 3,139 hours to this development. The volunteers that have worked on this development are self-help home builders, community members, job trainees, and corporate sponsors from our first Central Coast Solarthon. Also, special thanks goes to San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors for their unanimous approval of a temporary fixed-amount permit fee waiver that 30 of the 33 homes benefited from.

Together with your hard work and these savings, we leveraged a long term positive triple-bottom-line impact in your local community: Environment, Education, Savings.

Combined these PV systems are producing 77.2 kWh of renewable energy, while preventing 2,276 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. The power produced by these systems is the equivalent of planting 53,513 trees, while saving 33 low-income families $555,389.20over the life of the systems (30 years). All 33 systems were installed while providing hands-on training for 226 volunteers.

Amazing job!

Your hard work and commitment to GRID Alternatives’ mission has culminated in a success. Thank you again and congratulations on a job well done to all of the volunteers and Solarthon sponsors that helped make the installations of this development a local positive impact. GRID Central Coast celebrates this success with you!