San Francisco, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] As part of a commitment to provide affordable, renewable energy in the communities it serves, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a $1.2 million partnership with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to install solar electric systems on every Habitat-built home throughout PG&E’s northern and central California service territory in 2007.
The first-of-its-kind $1.2 million partnership will allow for 65 homes to be outfitted with energy-saving solar arrays in 2007. These solar panels will each generate nearly 300 kilowatt hours of clean, renewable energy from sunlight each day.
“By expanding our partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, we are sending a very clear message — solar energy can have very real financial and environmental benefits for all of our customers,” said Bill Morrow, President and CEO, PG&E.
PG&E’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity International is an expansion of the utility’s Solar Habitat Program, which supports low-income families in underserved communities with money-saving solar technology and energy efficiency resources. Through this program, PG&E provides expertise, volunteers and charitable grants to help build energy-efficient homes and install roof-top solar powered systems.