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SolarCraft Donates Solar Electric System

Brings in Highest Bid to Benefit Local Charities

SolarCraft of Novato donated a SunPower Electric Solar Energy System at the fifth Annual Sonoma Valley Muse Auction and Benefit on May 30, 2009. The winning bid was the highest of the night, at $8,000 and all proceeds will benefit cultural education programs. The auction package includes SolarCraft’s professional installation by solar energy experts that have been serving the North Bay for 25 years.

The auction winners, Rick and Lisa Cavalli of Sonoma, opted to increase the size of their solar electric system to 6.1 kW to offset nearly 90% of their monthly electric bill. Annual electric savings for this size system are estimated to be $3,825. The solar electric system is designed to generate clean, free power for many decades.

This renewable energy system will generate enough clean electricity to spare the air nearly 5 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually, or 141 tons over the life of the system. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to not driving over 325,000 miles. Solar energy is the cleanest, greenest and least expensive long-term source of renewable energy.

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