Four apartment complexes in Vermont will install solar water heaters to reduce energy costs.
Panels will be installed at affordable housing developments in Burlington, Barre, Brattleboro and Bennington.
The Champlain Housing Trust is a major partner in the project and some of the money was secured by Senator Bernie Sanders.
A half-million dollar federal grant is being matched by other public and private funds to pay for the project.
Water heating makes up almost a quarter of a home’s energy costs.