Sometimes it just feels like the time is right. Opening up my Aug/Sept issue of Mother Earth News (page 47) I find a pretty comprehensive article on affordable solar power. The town has set a date for people to find out how to harvest the sunshine in their own yards - September 5th at 7PM in the Coginchaug H.S. auditorium. The news nationally is showing us minute-to-minute results of Hurricane Issac and locally recalling last year's power outages in CT.
We, as a culture are so very dependent on electricity. It is obviously the right time to investigate just how the sunlight wafting down onto our roofs can be captured and channeled into our refrigerators, etc.
Why not check it out? What's the cost of seeing if this can save you money and help lessen your own drain on the system? Nothing!
I'm compiling a list of questions: Is my home suitable? What will the cost be? Is there financing? Who else has done it that I can talk to? What will the savings be? How long do the panels last? Does this effect my taxes?
What are your questions? Surely there are things I haven't thought of and I'll be listening for the answers to them as well.
This is all so exciting, but I'm looking for some real information so that I can make a smart decision here.