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Solar power to the people: A social, spiritual benefit

By Russell Castagnaro

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2014

~~<p>In 2012 my family installed solar panels on the roof of our home. That decision transformed us. The whole family became energy-conscious as we monitored our electrical usage before and after the photovoltaic (PV) modules were installed.</p>
<p>We felt empowered: happy to control our own energy; happy to know we're doing our bit to fight climate change and slow the sea level rise that's assaulting our beaches. The joy is so palpable that, as my 8-year-old daughter Zaffron puts it, &quot;Because of PV I get to eat dessert!&quot;</p>
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In 2012 my family installed solar panels on the roof of our home. That decision transformed us. The whole family became energy-conscious as we monitored our electrical usage before and after the photovoltaic (PV) modules were installed.

We felt empowered: happy to control our own energy; happy to know we're doing our bit to fight climate change and slow the sea level rise that's assaulting our beaches. The joy is so palpable that, as my 8-year-old daughter Zaffron puts it, "Because of PV I get to eat dessert!" Login for more...



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