PG&E joined with Habitat for Humanity and other supporters on July 16 for a celebration to hand over the keys to new homes for two families at the Heidrick Ranch development in Woodland in Yolo County.
The utility donated and installed solar panels for each of the Woodland homes, marking a total of 10 energy-efficient homes for income-qualified families in Yolo County, the Davis Enterprise reported.
“For the last several years, PG&E has provided grants to local Habitat affiliates to enable us to incorporate solar panels into our new construction projects,” said Diana Walker-Smith, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Yolo County.
“With their support, Habitat is not just building homes for families with limited incomes but building homes families can afford to maintain and operate,” Walker-Smith added.
In addition to PG&E’s contribution, funding for the two Woodland homes came from the city of Woodland, KB Homes, Campbell Soup, The Home Depot, Nugget Markets, Women Build/Ferland Foundation and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
More than 1,200 volunteers also contributed time to help construct the Woodland homes, Walker-Smith said.
Since 2005, PG&E has provided nearly $7 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in northern and central California to fund solar installations through the Solar Habitat program.