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The Lodi Boys and Girls Club goes green with solar panels

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Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:14 am, Thu Dec 2, 2010.

As children squeal while playing a pick-up game of basketball at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club, 150 solar panels are quietly humming away on the roof and supplying the gym with power to help keep the lights running. The state-of-the-art solar system was installed over the last two weeks, and club president and CEO Richard Jones said it was activated Wednesday.

“We are online,” he said. “We will see a savings in energy costs immediately.”

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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:29 pm on Fri, Dec 3, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    May I ask, where did the money come from for the initial outlay... I did not think this organization had the resources available that it would take... or have the prices fallen since I last looked?

  • Alex Calderon posted at 7:37 am on Fri, Dec 3, 2010.

    Alex Calderon Posts: 1

    My name is Alex Calderon, I would like to express what a rewarding experience it was to be part of this project. The overall atmosphere surrounding this project was that of a community comming together as a team to accomplish a great good. Mr. Richard Jones, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club, and his staff were outstanding in their cooperation. As a solar company, we have installed projects up and down Central and Northern California, and have dealt with many building jurisdictions and energy districts, both the City of Lodi Building Department and Lodi Electric rank tops in our books thanks to the staff at each of these that made the project happen. I would like to thank each and everyone of them for their cooperation. Finally, thanks to the City of Lodi in general, and look forward to future projects in the community.

    Alex Calderon
    Operations Manager
    Constant Energy Source
    Solar Design and Installation



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