Special education teacher's aide Fatima Martinez is as happy as a clam after she and her son moved into a new home built by Habitat for Humanity. The Phoenix Arizona area woman was approved for a loan that helped her move out of the trailer she was living in and into the Habitat home. Various companies helped her by donating and installing a solar panel system on her roof.
Saint-Gobain Solar donated a 14 panel 3.52 kilowatt system and it was installed by 20 volunteers from Phoenix based Harmon Solar. This is the first Phoenix Habitat for Humanity home to include a solar panel system and receive an Energy Star Rating. The donated panels from Saint-Gobain are worth an estimated $15,500 and the new homeowner can save up to $750.00 per year in energy costs with an electricity bill that could be as low as $30.00 a month.