Wednesday, January 12, 2011

UMA Solar's Solene Solar Hot Water System Featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Emmy®-award winning, hit reality show on ABC Television, will feature UMA Solar’s Solene brand solar hot water system in their newest monumental effort—a new, fully custom, net-zero energy home in Melbourne, Fla.

UMA Solar donated a Solene Solar Hot Water System featuring two Aurora panels with a 120 gallon water tank. The system will save the family an estimated $750 per year. Solar Energy Systems of Brevard, an exclusive partner with UMA Solar, will install the system. A live view of the ongoing construction can be viewed at

“When we were approached about this project, we jumped at the chance to help,” said UMA Solar’s Director of Marketing Tod Ellington.  “Assisting this special family and sharing the value of solar technology with the Extreme Makeover audience is a win-win opportunity for everyone”. 

The Hurston family of Cocoa, Fla. will live in the home. Their previous home and belongings were destroyed by a burst water pipe while the family was away on a charitable relief effort.

The 3,400-square-foot home, currently under construction by LifeStyle Homes of Melbourne, will include a wide array of green innovations including solar hot water, solar electric, energy saving insulation and building materials, LED lights and a high-efficiency heat and air conditioning unit. As a net-zero home, the house will produce all the energy it requires, saving the homeowners hundreds of dollars each month.