This was the year for us to finally go solar at our home and we’re loving it, what a great feeling! Since our solar system was installed and activated this Spring, we’re getting a good look at energy offsets during the summer months.
For example, thus far in August (which required a lot of air conditioning with hot, humid days) our solar system has provided a 67% energy offset, or two-thirds. So don’t listen to anyone who says “solar doesn’t work in Pennsylvania” because it does, even producing energy on cloudy days.
We initially considered a larger system than 3.3kW from our eleven solar panels, but opted instead to add “energy security” to the mix with a Tesla Power Wall backup battery. With the addition of the battery, our lights can stay on even if the electric grid is down.
For multiple reasons, it's a great time to take a closer look at self-powering your own home by following the Solar link here.