H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Feb 4, 2011 7:22 PM by Staff

Cuesta volunteers install solar panels at San Luis Obispo home

A low-income San Luis Obispo home got an eco-boost from local volunteers. The volunteers from Cuesta College installed a rooftop solar panel on a home in Eto Circle. The event was put on by First Solar, who used the opportunity to teach people how to install this type of solar panel.
The homeowner, J.J. Reichmuth, was very excited to have the solar panels installed, telling KSBY "It's gonna be such a huge benefit for us on a monthly basis to reduce our overall costs."
First Solar is the company seeking to build the proposed Topaz Solar Farm in the Carrizo Plain, which would provide the county with renewable energy. The proposal has generated some controversy over its potential impact on local wildlife.

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