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  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    MIT Students Get Spring Break Sun Building Solar In CA

    Spring break in Pasadena? For MIT students installing solar panels, it’s a way to give back

    Steve Scauzillo, March 30, 2018 (Pasadena Star News)

    “...[12 engineering students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are] spending spring break soaking up the sun by] helping install a solar power system…[T]he system will free up the homeowner — who is on a fixed income — from at least 90 percent of her electric bill. It will also produce clean energy without burning fossil fuels, thereby reducing smog emissions as well as greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming…[They are part of] Grid Alternatives’ week-long Solar Spring Break program for some hands-on learning in sunny Los Angeles…[T]hey helped position rails on the southeast portion of the house’s roof… hoisted onto the roof 11 solar panels, which were then fastened onto the roof at a 10-degree tilt for maximum capture of Southern California’s 5.6 peak hours of daily sunlight…The system will produce 2.7 kilowatts of electricity, which gets fed into the house’s electrical control panel. The homeowner’s $200 to $300 bills every two months will be reduced to less than $30…” click here for more

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