“When we bought our home, living through a global pandemic was the absolute last thing on our minds,” Renee said. “We wanted a lovely place to raise our three children, close to our jobs and good schools. My husband John has always had an interest in green technology, so we had a solar system put in. That was fine – and then 2020 happened.”
Solar Systems Benefits: Freedom from Worry
“Throughout this year, there have been many anxiety provoking situations occurring,” Renee explained. “There were points where people were talking about the integrity of the power grid, as well as the price of fossil fuels used to generate electricity. We had conversations with friends who worried about what would happen if the flow of power was for whatever reason interrupted. One of the benefits of our solar system is that we never once worried about the lights going out.”
Solar System Benefits: Doing Your Part to Help the Planet
“When we talk about global warming and climate change, it can seem overwhelming,” John explained. “There are these great big problems we are all facing. It makes me feel powerless, and I don’t like that. One of the things I’ve really appreciated about having our own solar system is that I know we’re doing something meaningful to help combat climate change. Our household, at least, is using less fossil fuels. Our household, at least, is contributing a little bit less to climate change. And it was so easy. After we had the solar system installed, our life went on the same as always.”
Solar System Benefits: You Save Money
“I wouldn’t say the same as always,” Renee laughed. “I don’t miss writing that check to the power company every month.” The average homeowner who has solar installed will save between $1,500 and $2,000 on their home energy costs.