Thursday, August 15, 2013

Habitat for humanity-reinforced with solar power

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Habitat for humanity were turn increasingly to the Sun for energy solutions, the homeowners save money on bills.

A donated solar plant at Newark, Delaware will help with two disabled sons power costs a family. Now, they can afford better medical care they need. This is just the latest in a long string of recent announcements about Habitat homes to compensate for solar energy, cost of living for the working poor in the United States and abroad.

The Newark project has donated solar panels from Motech and service of leasing company Sungevity.

"This is a hard-working family seeks to provide the best possible care for their children under difficult financial and emotional conditions" Sharon o' Shea, Marketing Director Motech said in a statement.

And the company was happy to be able to help.

But Habitat for humanity makes created for families with low incomes a regular inclusion in the houses solar.

The nonprofit last month announced that it an eco-village in Wisconsin will be powered with 18 net zero houses, heated and cooled by solar photovoltaics and geothermal features building.

"The project is an impressive model of sustainable community development that has the potential benefit families economically and socially", Larry Gluth, senior Vice President of Habitat said for humanity, in a statement.

In Washington, D.C., two families in an ultra-energy efficient duplex, which built began as the "Empowerhouse", for the biannual Solar Decathlon two years ago after a story on moved in this month.

Students from Caltech, Parsons the new school design and Milano School of International Affairs, management and urban policy developed Stevens Institute home more affordable to build something the winner.

With foot thick walls and triple-glazed Windows the House is built, use little energy, what, that makes it means the whole place not many rooftop solar panels needs.

Habitat for humanity a second floor on the 1000 Solar Decathlon house built. Finally, half-duplex houses cost $200,000, which is similar to other Habitat Prize in the D.C. area. And the owners save $72,000 to utilities over the lifetime of their 30-year mortgage.

Habitat commitment to solar energy and energy efficiency, but goes beyond the borders of the United States

The nonprofit has 127 thermal solar hot water systems on homes in Eurasia, save these families the 20 per cent of their monthly household income, which pay would have installed for the hot water.

Habitat helped install a in-site power generation also solar panels on houses in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the families of the disaster recover and prepare for the future.

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