Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brown and Whitman's Homes To Be Scanned for Solar

By Lindsay Wasserberger
Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Oakland-based solar power provider, Sungevity, has decided to turn up the heat on Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman. The company plans to use its satellite technology to scan the rooftops of the two gubernatorial candidates’ homes, including Brown’s house in the Oakland hills. The company will then use the scans to determine the amount of greenhouse gases — and money — the two candidates could save if they installed solar panels on their homes.

Sungevity plans to release to the public on Monday its estimates on how much Brown and Whitman would save in energy costs if they each went solar. Sungevity has already done the same for the White House, and determined that the Obamas could save 81 percent on their monthly electiricity bill by going solar. It's a free service the company provides to everyone.

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