Solar Holiday For 10 Oahu Families
Winners will be selected from a list of those who sign up to be a “friend” of Blue Planet by Dec. 20, and winners will be announced Dec. 22.
The solar giveaway is one of a series of programs Blue Planet Foundation will be rolling out over the next year to decrease household energy use in Hawaii. The 10 solar water heaters - to be installed in the first months of 2009 - will save approximately 500 barrels of oil over the life of the system, and about $150,000 in utility costs collectively over the next 15 years.
According to Blue Planet, the organization and its sponsor are able to deliver solar hot water systems at no out-of-pocket cost to the homeowners because of the state and federal tax incentives supporting adoption of solar energy. The two organizations have agreed to jointly cover the full after-tax/after-rebate cost of the systems.
If you are eligible, visit www.blueplanetfoundation.org to sign up.