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Affordable Housing Community Goes Solar
October 2, 2021 - January 15, 2022
Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) is a Bay Area nonprofit that uses community ownership to provide affordable homes and community facilities in perpetuity. Founded in 1973, they have led the development of many innovations and developments in cooperative and community ownership models that help ensure housing and economic justice for all. Unity Gardens, located in Berkeley, California is a 6-unit affordable housing apartment community owned by NCLT. RE-volv brought solar to Unity Gardens in 2018, which allows residents to save money each month on their electricity bills.
The 11 kW system on the roof of Unity Gardens will cover 88% of the building’s electricity load and save residents 35% on their electricity bills each month.
Solar System Stats
CO2 Avoided: 578,900 lbs
Solar System: 11 kW
Dollars saved: $60,000
Installed: Spring 2018