by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Home, People.

Ed Norton & solar panels. Photo credit: Solar NeighborsThe New York Times featured a nice piece last week on the solar power trend in California. It seems, that like driving a Prius, celebrities have helped make solar power a bit of a “I’m so cool, it’s hot” factor:

Solar power is also emerging as a kind of status symbol, a glamorous mark of personal responsibility. Celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Silverstone, Carlos Santana and Tom Seaver, have installed solar systems. (Edward Norton runs a campaign in Los Angeles, encouraging his fellow celebrities to install solar panels on their homes and to make donations for systems in low-income housing.)

They’re talking about Ed Norton’s Solar Neighbors program, which is in partnership with BP. (The site needs some updating, Ed! Latest news is from 2005. But I’ll still watch every movie you’re in, even if it’s too scary for me. I *heart* you.)

There are some major federal and state incentives in place to get solar into your home.  Do it because it’s the right thing to do…or for the status symbol! Learn more.

NYT via Digg

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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    Hey guys, great posts!

    And I think this is exactly what renewable energy needs, a boost from celebs! If everybody wants to be like them then everybody will do what appears as “cool” which is to go green and choose solar. That’s hot!

    I have related news here http://www.rengen.info and http://www.ifenergy.com