Run your whole house on Solar Power
“We’ve been thinking about solar panels for a while,” said homeowner Stephan Goulding. “We like to recycle.So, we like the fact that it’s going green.”
This could be a busy time for the Solar panel providers in the US as Solar Energy Industries Association reported a 67% growth in the solar power market last year also with an 8% drop in the cost of home installations.
SRECS FOR THE GREEN STUFF!!! MONEY OFF IN THIS CASE.
If you don’t know what SRECS are : Solar Renewable Energy Credit
These are available in the USA and only in certain states but they are a great way for you to help pay your electricity bill.
For every megawatt-hour of power generated by the solar panels, a homeowner is given one Solar Renewable Energy Credit which they can use against their actually electricity bill.(Like I said , off the grid.. kinda)
So basically the power you generate from your panels is sent direct to the electricity company who then give you a discount on your bill.
A little example:
Mr. Goulding’s solar panels will provide close to seven SREC‘s per year. Where he lives,the going rate per SREC is $200. Annually thats $1400 close to the amount Mr Goulding spends on his electricity.
Does this mean he now lives in a Green house?.. (sorry for the bad joke)
For those of you who do live in the states, you can get up to 30% funding form from your state to help you go green.
Imagine all house’s in the US has a setup half the size of Mr gouldings, what a change to the environment!
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