You’ve heard it all before, but installing solar-based bath suits is now easier than ever, thanks to a new solar-electric washing machine and water purifier that’s already making its way into thousands of homes.
The new machines, which come with built-in solar panels, have been installed in more than a thousand California homes in recent weeks, and will be available for the first time on July 1, according to SolarCity.
The new solar washing machines are built to last for thousands of cycles and cost less than a year’s rent on average.
The machines cost about $40,000, which is more than half of what the old models cost.
SolarCity says the machines are more environmentally friendly and require less maintenance than traditional, traditional washing machines because they only require a couple of lines of electrical cords.
They’re also easy to install.
The company’s CEO, Lyndon Rive, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the machines come with a range of features that include:• a built-off-the-shelf power grid that can supply up to 25 gallons of water a minute• two electric motors, one for water purification and one for washing clothesThe company claims the machines have a range that’s similar to the average household’s use of about 1,200 gallons a day, and they are designed to be reused every two years.
“The solar washing machine is a great example of the power of the solar industry,” Rive said.
“People can use it to replace a traditional washing machine, to make more efficient use of their electricity and to reduce their carbon footprint.”
SolarCity has been working with the California Department of Environmental Quality to install the machines in the state.
The machines are being installed by the company’s subsidiary, the Solar Energy Industries Association, and the Solar Care Solutions Group, which represents companies like GE and General Electric, Rive told the Chronicle.
Solar Care has been installing solar washing equipment in the United States for nearly a decade.
In March, the company announced it had sold about 20,000 solar washing devices in the U.S.