We couldn’t be more excited to have our first solar install two Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia homes being built in our local area. On May 12, 2016, volunteers with GRID Alternatives installed sixteen solar panels – eight per house –on two energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia homes. The two Clayborne Avenue homes are Habitat NOVA’s first homes to receive solar panels and GRID’s first solar installations in Virginia.
According to the Habitat for Humanity 2015 Shelter Report, low-income Americans face a disproportionate energy burden, spending between 17 percent and 50 percent of their incomes on energy while other households average just four percent. The addition of solar power reduces the amount of energy homeowners will have to purchase from their utility, providing them with long-term savings.
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