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County to funnel savings from solar to other energy-efficient projects
His nine-year journey toward living green began small: planting an organic garden and using low VOC paint. It grew larger: installing 47 solar panels and other systems to help his home achieve net zero carbon emissions. And eventually gigantic: making a $2 million documentary film, "Deep Green," about how people the world over are reducing fossil fuel dependence.
Richard and Pauline Mather were the first residential customers with Salem Electric to install a solar system at their West Salem home, and just recently they were among the first in the Willamette Valley to purchase a Nissan LEAF.
Solar Ambassadors Richard and Pauline Mather have a new companion for their residential solar system: A luminescent, pearl-colored 2011 Nissan Leaf all-electric powered car.