Quitman solar electricity and hot water

California can do it, and it turns out Brooks County can do it: install solar hot water heaters on low-cost housing. In Brooks County, they also installed solar electric panels.

Kevin Skeath explains the 2.03 kilowatt solar electric panels on an apartment office, 9 solar thermal systems on the apartments, and how you can reduce your power bill upwards of 30% just by heating your regular hot water, and even more by using it for heating your rooms.


Kevin Skeath at Spring Creek Apartments in Quitman, Georgia, 22 January 2011.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

Laurie says solar is good “especially in Quitman”. Her mother lives in the apartment complex.


Laurie Bonner at Spring Creek Apartments in Quitman, Georgia, 22 January 2011.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

Kevin explains the electrical part in more detail: 2.03 kilowatt system, nine 200 watt photovoltaic panels, each panel has its own in-phase inverter, grid-tied, 8 kilowatt hours/day.


Kevin Skeath at Spring Creek Apartments in Quitman, Georgia, 22 January 2011.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

Laurie says solar really helps out the residents:

“…it’s something that really helps them out financially.”
As you can see the apartments are Energy Star Certified for efficiency, quality, and comfort.

Laurie adds:

“Any new construction, any new development, I think they should implement this type of energy.”


Laurie Bonner at Spring Creek Apartments in Quitman, Georgia, 22 January 2011.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

Kevin lives in Lowndes County and this installation is at Spring Creek Apartments on route 333 just south of Quitman, 2010 S Court Street, 229-263-4004. Kevin says:

“I can do this anywhere the sun shines.”


Kevin Skeath at Spring Creek Apartments in Quitman, Georgia, 22 January 2011.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

So, California can do it. Brooks County can do it. Probably Lowndes County can do it: install solar hot water and electricity on public housing. Or on everybody’s houses and business roofs, for that matter.

-jsq

1 thought on “Quitman solar electricity and hot water

  1. solar power

    The cost of conventional energy is increasing by the day further proving the need for an alternative source of energy. With prices of photovoltaic cells going down, solar power advantages are really compelling.

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