Finding a balance

So, you are interested in “going solar,” but don’t know how the make the best decision as to when to start and what to install. Is now the best time to install a solar energy system, or would later be better? Should you go with solar electricity, or solar hot water. What about wind? And how does the cost for all this factor into the decision?

If you are like me, you want to make a wise and prudent decision. And with money as tight as it is, getting the most from your investment is critical.

The balance point is recognizing that your money is unlikely to increase in value the longer you hold on to it. Investing in a solar energy system now will pay dividends for years to come through free or reduced costs for energy. Or, it may mean the difference between having electricity or hot water or not, if things get really bad.

Because we are a small business, we understand the need to conserve energy and reduce costs. We look for cost savings to pass along to you, and strive to provide the highest quality system at a cost that is more than competitive with other solar energy providers.

Let us know how we can help you.

Net Metering in Vermont

If you are planning on installing a grid-tied PV system in Vermont, I strongly recommend submitting the application for a Certificate of Public Good (CPG). It has taken the state well over 30 days to approve the last three applications I submitted – actually, only one of four I have submitted have been approved. Two of these were submitted at the end of May, and are still pending. The one that was approved was submitted last year, and took about two months for approval. The last one has been under review for three weeks.

I understand that, as of January 2012, the state will have 10 days to process applications, but in the meantime, it is taking a long time. And, if there is no CPG, there is no installation. So, start your application today, and let us know how we can help.