Solar Panels to Go Live at Public Housing Property Ahead of Earth Day (San Antonio Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
April 22nd, 2021

From the San Antonio Housing Authority's press release:

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) celebrates the use of solar energy at public housing properties, a green initiative uncommon in the affordable housing industry, with the new installation of solar panels at Blanco Apartments on April 21.

The new solar panels will offset 20 percent of the building costs and will be combined with efforts to upgrade lighting and upgrade systems to energy efficiency.

The electricity in the building will be temporarily turned off while the installation occurs.

Blanco Apartments is the third public housing property to use solar energy. Solar panels are currently used at Fair Avenue Apartments to also help offset costs, and solar panels are used at Mirabella Apartments for a hot water solar power system. The solar panels preheat water before it enters the water tank and helps conserve energy used to maintain the temperature.

Read SAHA's press release.

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