The holiday season will be a bit brighter for 10 Hawaii households. Blue Planet Foundation and Suntech Hawaii have teamed up to offer free solar water heating systems to 10 Oahu families.
will be selected from a list of those whosign up to be a “friend” of Blue Planetby Dec.
20, and winners will be announced Dec. 22.
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, visitwww.blueplanetfoundation.orgto