Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced a $1 million commitment to support the installation of rooftop solar on nearly 100 homes with 17 different Habitat for Humanity local affiliates throughout northern and central California.
From the Mendocino Coast to Merced, PG&E says its Solar Habitat Program, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, is making affordable housing and solar energy a reality for deserving families, particularly in neighborhoods that have been historically underserved and overlooked.
Over the past 11 years, the PG&E program has provided more than $10.6 million to fund the installation of solar on more than 700 new-construction Habitat for Humanity homes throughout the utility’s service area. The utility says the program lowers the electricity bill of an average household by $500 per year.
“PG&E is incredibly proud of the role we’ve played in helping grow solar, particularly through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” comments Helen Burt, PG&E’s senior vice president of external affairs and public policy. “We have more rooftop solar in our service area than any other utility in the nation, and we continue to grow by connecting a new solar customer every seven minutes. This commitment to clean energy and affordability is at the heart of our partnership with Habitat for Humanity.”