Climate in LA / Local Solar Homes

This page is about how people in Los Angeles are solving the climate situation with energy self-sufficient houses and apartment/condo buildings.

One of the best ways to make climate change far less bad is to have your home create its own electricity.

1.0 Local Energy Solutions: Homes

1.1 Celebrities solarized their LA neighbors’ homes too.

1.0 Local Energy Solutions: Homes

1.1 Solar celebrities make good neighbors.

Solar Neighbors happened from 2002 to 2007. It’s success could motivate new endeavors. Like a sequel.

Edward Norton looking at you directly in the camera

Actor Edward Norton (American History X, Fight Club, Motherless Brooklyn) made solar power available to low-income LA residents with his Solar Neighbors Program. Norton arranged with a major solar panel manufacturer to install solar panels on a low-income household each time a participating celeb installed solar panels on their own home. 

Actor Edward Norton with a family in front of small home. photo

Solar workers arrived at the homes of over 100 lower-income families, and installed photovoltaic panels on their rooftops. Each family’s solarized home saved them paychecks worth of money, and put many tons less carbon into the warming atmosphere. 

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Julia Roberts’ LA home gets 100% of its energy from rooftop solar electricity. Other LA-area celebrities in the Solar Neighbors Program: Don Cheadle, Danny DeVito, Daryl Hannah, Salma Hayek, Will Ferrell, Larry King, Rhea Pearlman, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Owen Wilson, and families of the late actors Larry Hagman and Robin Williams.

Industry news: looktothestars.org/charity/solar-neighbors-program

Popular magazine: grist.org/article/little-norton/

Lifestyle blog: refinancegold.com/top-bank-accounts/celebs-serious-eco-friendly-houses-stars-lead-way (October 14 2019)


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