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Cupertino Rotary has partnered with West Valley Community Services for an energizing weekend of volunteer-led activities at their Greenwood Court low-income affordable housing units.
The Rotary Climate Action Committee project has been led by Seema Lindskog. She is leading fellow volunteer Rotarians in performing the installation. Sunwork ( has provided the expertise and volunteer training. Funding for the project has come from Cupertino Rotary, Hammond Climate Solutions, and Left Coast Fund. When completed the solar panel array on the roof of West Valley Community Services’ Greenwood Ct property will cover 100% of the common area electricity needs and approximately 40% of the electricity needs of the low-income residents. The Greenwood Ct apartments are some of the few 3-bedroom units in Cupertino’s affordable housing inventory, home to some of our community's most economically disadvantaged families.
This project is an investment in both the environment and affordable housing -- it will enable West Valley Community Services to transition to renewable energy and long-term lower utility costs while increasing household stability and self-sufficiency for lower income families.
Indradeep Gosh describes how he converted his home to be all electric and he gets all his electricity from his own solar panels. The home is very typical of Cupertino homes with the exception of that his roof is covered with solar panels. 
Please enjoy his experiences with this LINK.
Overall, I think my Volt is a great car. It has a battery pack (16 kwhr) that can store 40-60 miles driving depending on the temperature. It also has a old fashion gas engine that provides over 300 miles on a full tank. When I am just going on errands around town, I rarely use gas. When we frequently in  pre-Pandemic Times took trips to San Ramon to see our children and  grandchildren, I could almost get there on a full charge. Then, if we stayed overnight, I could charge up and get gas so the whole trip was almost all electric. Now that we are not staying overnight, the round trip averages about 120 miles/gallon as we come back on gas.
The car will switch to gas by itself, but you can select options that dictate it use gas instead of electricity. When on "gas" the car gets about 45 miles/gallon.
Unfortunately, GM isn't making this car anymore. I think the cost of the fancy transmission (it must switch between electric and gas power) and both a gas engine and an electric motor simply makes the car unprofitable. 
Dino has been analyzing the various carbon calculators - these are devices to calculate and present the carbon emissions associated with your personal activities. They take into account the emissions from cars, your home, plane trips, etc. Dino's goal is to analyze his carbon emissions to help identify where he can reduce his personal emissions. He started with his original activities. From Dino:
STEP1 – Understand your personal impact 
This is best accomplished by calculating you household carbon footprint.  Several calculators are out there and are straight for forward to use, I liked the  The website is free and gives you an idea how your carbon generation compares to people in your zip code!  
Climate Action Committee