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Will Ferrell Brings Solar to Downtown, Rose The Landlord Unavailable for Comment

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In an effort to bring solar power to those who will benefit from it but simply can't afford it, a new partnership created between the nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners and BP donates one solar panel to a low-income residence for every solar panel purchased by a celebrity.

As the Downtown News reports, Downtown's St. George Hotel, a housing facility operated by the Skid Row Housing Trust, is the first multi-unit project to receive panels through the program and they have Will Ferrell to thank for it. Ferrell's purchase of an unusually large solar panel system for his L.A. home meant an equally large number of panels were donated at one time.

It is expected that the new rooftop solar electric system at The St. George will cut the energy bill by roughly $2,000 a year. Great news for The St. George, great news for Downtown, great news for the environment. No word on whether Rose, The Landlord, approves of the move as she was unavailable for comment.

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