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Harnessing The Sun

Investing in earth-friendly sustainability, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) took green to the next level with the recent installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on 90% of its housing units. It’s a precedent setting... Continue reading


ARRA Success: Santa Barbara County Solar Project

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) is Southern California’s latest example of a successful utilization of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). On August 18, the AHSCB unveiled... Continue reading


SolarWorld solar panels power largest U.S. solar-equipped affordable housing project

A solar installation believed to be the nation’s largest for a government-sponsored affordable housing project features high-performance photovoltaic panels from SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years. The 2-mega... Continue reading


US: 2 MW project for low-income families

In what is believed to be the country’s largest publicly funded photovoltaic installation for affordable housing, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) has installed residential solar systems for 863 low-income housing units... Continue reading


SolarWorld Solar Panels Power Largest U.S. Solar-Equipped Affordable Housing Project

A solar installation believed to be the nation’s largest for a government-sponsored affordable housing project features high-performance photovoltaic panels from SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years. The 2-mega... Continue reading


Solar energy surges through county

Solar-powered energy is rapidly blazing a path across the Santa Barbara landscape. “It’s (the Bringing Solar Home Project) a customization of solar on 21 different properties scattered throughout the county,” says Bob Havlicek, Director of Finance... Continue reading


Public Housing Project To Soak Up Sun

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) was awarded federal stimulus money to retrofit solar panels on two existing public housing developments in Lompoc. The $1,208,460 grant was distributed by the U.S. Department... Continue reading