FW: [be2] Solar in the house (fwd)
> SOLAR ENERGY TO BE STANDARD FEATURE IN NEW HOMES
> NEWARK, Delaware, January 4, 2001 (ENS) - A house builder in California
> will make solar power a standard feature in its new homes. Shea Homes
> Inc. of San Diego will install solar systems from AstroPower Inc. in 100
> new homes to be built this year. The companies want to build a total of
> 200 solar homes in the next 18 months, as new development phases roll
> "It's been a long-term goal of our industry in the U.S. to have solar
> electric home power systems become a standard feature in new home
> construction," said Howard Wenger of AstroPower. "That's what makes our
> partnership with Shea Homes so significant. Shea Homes has recognized the
> value of solar technology as a standard feature."
> The San Diego division of Shea Homes will feature solar technology in its
> newest community located in Scripps Highlands, 15 miles north of San
> Diego. The technology will let homeowners reduce their utility bills by
> 50 percent over a conventional home.
> "We're doing this to enable our customers to take control of their energy
> bills," said Ryan Green of Shea Homes. "We want to build a more efficient
> home, allow our customers to generate their own electricity, and deliver
> it for an affordable price. The homes in Scripps Highlands are 40 percent
> more efficient than the strict California energy efficiency standards."
> AstroPower's SunChoice(TM) is a national program designed to make solar
> power affordable and easy to obtain.
> "San Diego is the epicenter of California's power crisis, where electric
> rates and bills have doubled and threats of power outages have become
> common," said Wenger. "Our SunChoice solar home power systems produce
> pollution free electricity, spin the utility meter backward to lower
> bills, and can also provide power to the home during power outages. It's a
> perfect match."
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 04:28:40 -0600
> From: Peter Altman <altman@...>
> To: Exxon Everybody <altman@...>
> Subject: Solar in the house now
> I meant to send this out a while ago...
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