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Real Estate - August 7, 2015

Volunteers construct solar savings

Nonprofit SunWork installs solar systems in Bay Area

by Brenna Malmberg

As the sun streams down, volunteer Bill Lock walks the large simmering rectangle over to two SunWork Renewable Energy Projects employees. From there, Bryan Noel and Matt Thompson level and straighten the last of 14 panels in the micron-inverter system. After a few wires are connected and five minutes pass, the homeowner is returning power back to the grid. The "-4.095 kW" that flashed on the SmartMeter meant the preparation and two days of installation were already paying off.

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Associate Editor Brenna Malmberg can be emailed at bmalmberg@paweekly.com.

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