Solar Panels in Central City
9:33 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Solar Panels Crop Up in New Orleans Development

A new development of affordable housing in Central City, a neighborhood plagued by blight and abandoned houses, is seeing a flourishing of solar panels.

The Times-Picayune reports that residents in the Harmony Neighborhood Development are putting solar panels on their homes.

The development, being built by a nonprofit, is being constructed using federal funding to convert blighted and vacant properties into the new affordable housing.

So far three residents in the neighborhood have solar panels and there are plans to put them on at least 11 more homes this year thanks to funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Entergy New Orleans has approximately 760 customers who are connected to its grid who use solar panels, according to Entergy spokesperson Jolen Stein. 

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