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Real Estate - August 13, 2010

Going green without having green

In today's world of expensive, but energy-efficient technology, how can lower-income residents do their part?

by Ryan Deto

Fitting the average house in California with solar panels costs $15,000 after rebates, according to Castro Valley's The Solar Company. To plant an edible garden in a backyard costs around $1,000, according to Don Larson, assistant manager at Common Ground Education Center and Organic Garden Supply of Palo Alto. A 2011 hybrid Toyota Camry costs $26,400 compared to the standard 2011 Camry, which costs $19,595.

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Editorial Intern Ryan Deto can be e-mailed at rdeto@paweekly.com.

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