The construction of 60 brand new, energy-efficient, income-limited apartments, finished in the summer of 2012. The Rincon, GA complex is EarthCraft certified, recycles its trash, and has garden plots and a playground.
The complex is funded through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and via federal and state tax credits. It offers below-market rents.
A 30 kW Solar PV system provides the electricity to cover the community building's common area, which includes a technology center, laundry facilities, a fitness room, and additional meeting space. The solar installation also powers LED lighting in walkways around the complex.
Unlike other projects of this nature with one meter and one interconnection point, this affordable housing project has multiple buildings each with its own meter. Each building will have it's common area's electrical usage offset by it's own solar array. Four separate solar arrays make up the 30kW system.