Saturday, January 28, 2017

Going Solar

south side of the house
After a lot of research and discussion, we've decided to go solar. Panels were supposed to be in place by November as tax incentives were supposed to run out at the end of the year. And we waited and waited. And debated whether we should just scrap the project. 

The company finally came through two weeks ago. Materials were delivered at the crack of dawn before the weekend.  Fortunately, the weather was more like Spring than mid-January. Monday morning, the crew arrived as the sun came up. They worked quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Solar panels were in place and wiring run to the service box.

west side of the house
Now we're just waiting for the town electrical inspector and electric company to look things over and put their thumbprints on the paperwork.


  1. Every little bit helps! Not only personally, but for the planet! Thank you! :)

  2. That's exciting. Do you think you can right off public electricity completely or are these panels enough to help out the bill? I'm curious how many panels it takes to power a house as I don't know.. Congrats on their arrival.

    1. You don't totally go off the grid, but it should be enough to see a significant savings. We've been told at least half.

      Number of panels is determined by the size of the roof, where the sun hits it the most. My house is a little dollhouse with a hip roof. We have 20 panels. Should have been 21, but someone didn't do the math correctly, didn't take into consideration the exhaust pipe so we lost one panel on the back of the house.

  3. You know the old adage. Take care of your home and it will take care of you. Very impressive.

  4. Wow, good for you!! Very exciting! You should be saving a lot!

  5. Wow! CJ, that's great! Let us know how it works.