California's First Solar Subdivision

California builders find that solar panels increase home value -- and boost respectability of solar energy.

June 26, 2001, 11:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"With photovoltaic panels atop a triangle of south-facing tile roof and a solar water heater perched along a western ridge, the two-story house is part of a quiet revolution taking shape in these times of energy anemia. ... Solar is a standard feature on 100 houses in Shea's Scripps Highlands development. Another 160 offer it as an option to home buyers."

Thanks to Gwenn Hilburn

Tuesday, June 26, 2001 in The Los Angeles Times

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