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Going Solar

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.

   Eleven 300-watt solar panels facing southeast have offset two-thirds of Bob's electricity usage this month.

Eleven 300-watt solar panels facing southeast have offset two-thirds of Bob's electricity usage this month.

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.

   It's a great feeling having "energy security" with a backup battery charged solely with solar energy.

It's a great feeling having "energy security" with a backup battery charged solely with solar energy.

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 Tesla link here then click “Energy.”

Bob

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