by Michael dEstries
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For Larry and Melissa Beach and their 13 children, recipients of a new house from ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, their new digs came up a nice, green surprise courtesy of Jessica Alba.

The actress greeted the family during the “reveal” portion of the show and showed off the eight solar panels she donated to grace the roof of the 6,340-square-foot, two-story house. It’s expected that the panels will help reduce the families annual electric bill by more than $1,200. From The Daily News,

The Beaches’ house was wrecked by Hurricane Ike and the family lived in mobile homes on their property until the popular reality series showed up last week to build them a house that would meet their large family’s needs. For years, the Beaches have been foster parents to several special needs children.

The episode is scheduled to air this coming March.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Michele

    Thank you Jessica for your generous contribution to the Beach family.