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Habitat house reveals solar installation

SEEDS chair Katharine Dodge, left; Blair Buselli, solar installer; Cindy Mills, homeowner; Mark Graziadio, president of Wayne County Habitat for Humanity; Jocelyn Cramer, executive director of SEEDS; Clyde Kreider, chair of Habitat building committee and Habitat volunteer builder Leo O’Reilly pose for a photograph. (Photo by Kelly Waters)


WAYMART, PA — Thanks to a partnership between Wayne County Habitat for Humanity and the organization SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support), a Habitat house in Waymart now boasts a clean solar thermal energy system.

“Keeping energy costs down, and maximizing energy efficiency helps Habitat families succeed in their home ownership,” said SEEDS Executive Director Jocelyn Cramer.

A guided tour of how the system was installed and how it works was presented last week at a press event.

Habitat is dedicated to building energy- efficient homes for qualified families who might not otherwise be able to afford a home, and SEEDS works to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable living.

SEEDS hopes that Habitat for Humanity will continue using solar in its new constructions.