"Well, we sort of can,” Sol Erp-Ower responded. “We can’t get more sunlight, but we can use more of the sun’s energy. Just put up a few solar panels, and you can ‘save’ some of that sun right at your own home.”
“Pftt…well yea, if you’ve got a bucket of money to spend,” Ray Lukttant groaned. “That stuff is too expensive for the likes of me.”
“Ya know, I thought that too until I saw our neighbor, Penny Pincher, putting up her solar system. She told me that Greenpenny Bank* financed her solar array. Turns out she only had to come up with a few hundred dollars to get started. Now that she’s making her own electricity, the money she saves each month on her electric bill matches her monthly loan payments. In the end, her total monthly household budget stays roughly the same. It’s like she’s getting her solar system almost for free.
“And here’s the best part. After her loan is paid off in 8 -10 yrs., Penny will get almost all of her electricity for free for the next 15 or more years. Who know how much the electrical utility will be charging the rest of us by then?
“A guy named Peter at Legacy Solar Cooperative** did a free preliminary solar assessment on Penny’s home. Then he hooked her up with 3 different area contractors so she could compare what they each had to offer.
“Penny said 2022 is an especially good time to consider solar because it’s the last year to get a 26% federal tax credit; that’ll be reduced next year. On top of that, Iowa County CLEA-N is giving a cash-back incentive to the first 20 folks who sign up with Legacy Coop’s Solar Group Buy,” Sol concluded.
“Wow! For just a few up-front dollars I could be generating my own electricity,” Ray realized. “A solar system would add value to my house; and think of all the money I’ll save in the long run. Can’t find a much better deal than that! Right here on our only home where we’re all forever… Earthbound.”
* www.greenpenny.com **608-443-7820