Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops' Multi-Home Veteran’s Day Installation
GRID Alternatives San Diego, in partnership with Willis Allen Real Estate, hosted a multi-home project in Lakeside this Veteran’s Day for their “Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops” campaign.
GRID Alternatives San Diego, with help from a $30,000 grant and volunteer time from Willis Allen Real Estate, installed solar panels in four veterans' homes recently completed by San Diego Habitat for Humanity in an effort to transition the veterans to clean and renewable energy while lowering their monthly energy bills. Area veteran volunteers, including Willis Allen Real Estate agents who have served themselves, participated in the projects.
The three veterans who received the solar energy are Angela and Lawrence Linam. Lawrence Linam is a veteran of the US Navy. Stephanie Scott is also a Navy veteran, and David Brannon, a veteran of the USS Marine Corps. The fourth home will be solar-powered and awaiting another wounded veteran to make it his or her home.
''Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops'' is ongoing and GRID Alternatives San Diego encourages the public to suggest low-income veterans or active duty service men and women who may benefit from the program. GRID Alternatives San Diego also provides no-cost solar installation training for veterans, allowing them to develop the skills local solar contractors seek.