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Remodeler plans to buy discounted solar systems

Original post made on Jan 11, 2008

Gayler Construction of Danville is looking for 250 homeowners in the Tri-Valley who are interested in buying bulk solar energy systems, which would drop the purchase price significantly and take their homes off the energy grid.

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Posted by Sylvia Thomas
a resident of another community
on Jan 11, 2008 at 8:51 am

Remodeler plans to buy discounted solar systems

May I ask if he plans to shop for planets in our solar system?

Sissy, Green Valley CA

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Jan 14, 2008 at 7:57 am

Dear neighbors,

Within CDSI's membership is the ZANT Alternative Energy programs being developed under global funding at various universities. The goal of these programs is to overcome the need to place such arrays in massive coverage of roofs. Please contact your local fire department to determine how such arrays must be installed and what would happen if a fire occurred under the panels. Also, you might review the development of solar arrays starting with Applied Materials, www.amat.com, under Dr. Mark Pinto.

Harald A. Bailey
CDSI Research Fellowship
Principal: ZANT Alternative Energy
CDSI Info: halbailey@yahoo.com


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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Jan 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Research Reference for your review, neighbors,

ARTICLE:

While homeowners are tallying up their energy bills and taking
into account their family's carbon footprint, there's one scenario that most people overlook when they consider switching to solar: What happens if the house catches on fire?

It's not that solar panels increase the risk of fire - they don't. The concern is that they create a risky situation for firefighters, potentially putting live electric current in their path and requiring them to change how they attack a structure fire.

"Firefighters are a little scared of it," said Woodside Fire Marshal
Denise Enea. "Nobody wants to get electrocuted." The Woodside Fire Protection District recently created guidelines intended to keep firefighters safe, but solar installers and some green energy proponents are worried that the restrictions go too far, and will put solar energy out of reach for many homeowners.

CDSI courtesy reading reference

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