Hello everyone! Today I have a guest post being featured on Win at Money titled Win at Solar. Ray Ray has been doing good things over on his blog so be sure to give him a follow. He is another “average Joe”, just like you and me and started his blog to focus on helping others. He “grew up in a home where money was always a chase”:
“Picture a dog chasing a fly around the house. No matter how much the dog tries their best to catch the fly, the fly always gets away. The fly doesn’t leave the dog alone, it’s as if the fly is taunting the dog by buzzing around the dog’s head.”
Hello again! Welcome back to The Green Swan. This post will cover the solar panel installation process and results / savings to date and represents the third and final installation of my series on my purchase of solar panels. I went green to save some green. Now that they are hooked up and generating Solar Power, they have already begun to pay off. Click the links here if you missed Part 1: Solar is Sexy on the introduction to residential solar panels, or Part 2: Solar Cents on how much green I saved by going green.
I have had my solar panels installed and producing for almost five full months at this point and I couldn’t be happier. My only wish is that I would have had them installed even sooner in the fall to catch some of those nice sunny days before the winter months when the days are much shorter. And if you couldn’t tell by my first two posts on solar panels, I love my SunPower solar panels as well as the app that is available allowing real-time monitoring of your energy production.
Unfortunately, it took over two months from signing of the contract in September to the first day of production in late November. I was a bit disappointed it took so long as I missed two good months of energy production. My wife will tell you I’m a fairly inpatient person, I’m very thoughtful and diligent in making decisions, never hasty, but once I make my mind up I want action immediately. So naturally, it was tough for me to have to sit and wait so long. Granted, nobody was to blame, it is just part of the process.Continue reading Solar Power
Hello again! Thanks for checking back in with The Green Swan. This is the second installation in a three part series on Saving with Solar. I went green to save some green, and in this post, Solar Cents, I’ll show you how much green! The first part of the series, Solar is Sexy, introduced you to solar, busted some common myths, and provided some basic information on solar panels. Next week’s installation, Solar Power, will detail everything after the fact, such as the process for installation and the results to date (have I saved as much as anticipated?).
As I mentioned in the last post, the total solar panel system cost $18,816 gross (before tax incentives). My system consists of 14 panels total which measure about 5 feet x 3 feet each. It measures as a 4.48 DC Kw system, if that means anything to you. This is a relatively small system overall as my family doesn’t use a whole bunch of electricity. Continue reading Solar Cents
Hello again everyone! Today I want to help you all save some green by going green. You might think I’m a bit off my rocker here, but allow me to formally introduce you to the idea of residential solar panels. Solar is sexy! It’s a trend that has been catching on big time in recent years. Saving with solar is not only great environmentally, but also financially.
I will post “Saving with Solar” in a three part series, one post each week. This week’s post, Solar is Sexy, I will be introducing you to solar panels, dispelling some common myths, and answering some common questions. Next week’s post, Solar Cents, will be on the financial considerations with a detailed analysis on my situation and decision process. And the third post, Solar Power, will be on the installation process, what to expect, and actual results (energy and dollar savings to date).