** A STRONG COMMUNITY **
MOST RECENT EVENT: Habitat for Humanity©, Grid Alternatives©, and Strong Electric & Solar along with a number of community volunteers team up to install 3 photovoltaic systems on low income housing in Brisbane, CA. Oct 20. The system utilized Kyocera modules, SMA Sunny Boy inverters, and ProSolar mounting Rails
RECENT EVENT: Our most recent venture is a partnership with www.solarrichmond.org where disadvantaged youth are provided the opportunity to learn job skills. Together we installed 3kW in Richmond at the end of September 2006. Pictured above Adam (Strong Electric), John, Saddi, and Ken work together on a composite shingle roof to install Sharp 140W Modules mounted on UniRAC module framing with a Xantrex GT3.0 Inverter. Event Video Forthcoming...
Saddi, John, Ken, and Adam (left to right at top of collage) install 3kW as part of a Richmond job training program.
RECENT EVENT: Acalanes High School, in Lafayette, CA, was kind enough to invite me to speak to the Environmental Club meeting on Monday during lunch break. Thanks for listening! Also, I would like to thank Janet Thomas and John Nickerson for the invitation and the oppportunity for future educational opportunities.
THANK YOU CLIENTS:
Dear Strong Supporters,
While travelling in the USA,
I learned more from the kids and educators than might be expected as photovoltaics
is making a name for itself acrosst the country. In Philadelphia, there
exists a growing grant program for funding photovoltaic systems on low-income
housing with a few of the homes right off the freeway from the airport,
as the kids pointed out to me. In Chicago, BP gas station right off the
Elevated Train Orange line is a shining example of PV technology, and
as a local librarian told me, there also exists a slow growing "zero
energy solar homes program" that has begun to build a small number
of PV low income homes. Nashville, St. Louis, and Boston were prime regions
for educating as programs were not as well known or do not exist. The
Nashville main Library provided a nice location for informal honky tonk
as well as discussion of the potential for PV on the regions many rural
locales. It remains difficult to promote solar in areas were coal is cheap;
yet, the photos of the independent energy systems we are building in California
is creating believers as independence and freedom are strong themes these
Students (below) at Alwyn Allison Primary School learn about solar and perform outdoor experiments all under the watchful smile of their Principal Arthur Egel