Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Solar for Habitat Home

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Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI), and the Long Island Solar Energy Industries Association (LISEIA) hosted the installation of solar panels on the new Habitat home being constructed at 9 Wilson Place, Roosevelt on Sunday, August 3, 2008.

Solar installers volunteered their time to make this home energy efficient were on hand to answer questions and visitors watched as the installation progressed.

Hempstead Town Supervisor, Kate Murray joined Lisanne Altmann, LIPA’s Director of Residential Programs and Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island at a 1 p.m. press conference to mark the event.

“Hempstead is already America’s largest township, and I am pleased to be working with such great partners as RELI and Habitat for Humanity to help make it America’s greenest, too,” commented Supervisor Murray. “The Town continues to lead the way in saving taxpayer dollars by implementing environmentally friendly initiatives such Long Island’s first fleet of natural gas taxis and our 256-panel, 40-kilowatt solar energy system powering Town Hall. Going green is a win-win situation, not only do we protect the environment, but we save money, too.”

Tours of the home were offered by Tom Baccarella, Project Manager for Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County. Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County is an ecumenical organization seeking to address affordable housing needs by providing simple affordable homes for deserving families in Nassau County. This ENERGY STAR rated home will lessen energy expenses by 70 percent compared to homes built according to Code.

“The mortgage becomes more affordable,” Baccarella said, “because the energy costs are significantly less.”

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What: Solar industry partners will install solar panels on Habitat for Humanity House

Who: Organized by Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County & Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) in partnership with Long Island Solar Energy Industry Associations (LISEIA), LIPA and the Town of Hempstead.

A Habitat for Humanity home in Roosevelt will receive solar panels through the generosity of the local solar industry and LIPA's Solar Pioneer rebate program. Empire Clean Energy is providing the panels and LISEIA is providing the man power to install them. Tours of this ENERGY STAR home will demonstrate energy efficiency measures all home owners can take in order to save, money, energy and carbon emissions.

At 1 p.m., Hempstead Town Supervisor, Kate Murray will join Lisanne Altmann, LIPA's Director of Residential Programs and Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island at a press conference to mark the event.
When: Sunday, August 3, 2008, 11:00 - 2 p.m.

1 p.m. press conference: Come take a tour of our Energy Star Home. Energy experts will be on hand to answer your questions about Energy Star, Solar systems, and home energy conservation. Learn some of the ways to make your own home more energy efficient and reduce your energy bills. OPEN HOUSE from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SOLAR INSTALLATION DAY Come watch solar panels being installed on our first Habitat "GREEN" build. Take a tour of our Habitat Home.

11 a.m. 9 Wilson Place, Roosevelt, NY SS PKWY EXIT 21 (Roosevelt)Nassau Road (south) ~ left on East Fulton ~ right on Wilson.

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