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Army vet gets free solar system

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EL CAJON (CBS 8) - An Army vet who was severely injured in Afghanistan received a free solar system at his El Cajon home Thursday.

Odin Ayala lost both legs in an IED explosion. He was at home a few months ago when a sales consultant from America Solar Direct came by to talk about installing solar panels.

The consultant was so moved by Ayala's story, he wrote to the head office, asking if the company could help him. Employees donated their time, and the company donated the materials to install the state of the art system for free.

"That money that we were going to spend on the electricity, we can put toward other debt and help us get out of debt quicker," Ayala said.

The company estimates Ayala won't have to pay for energy for the next 20 years.

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