by Susan DeFreitas, June 24th, 2011

In good news for both the cost of living and solar power in San DiegoCommunity HousingWorks (CHW), a local affordable housingdeveloper, and Helio Energy Solutions have announced the  completion of the first Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 grant project in California: a solar installation at Las Serenas, a 108-unit affordable housing community.

This installation is expected to offset an average 20% of residents’ annual electricity bills. (Additional green improvements, funded through a grant from NeighborWorks America, are also expected to help in lowering those utility bills while reducing the development’s carbon footprint overall.)


image via Helio Energy Solutions

June 24, 2011