Ever since we’ve owned our own home we have wanted to convert to solar energy. Finally, this year, after paying a couple $400 electric bills we realized that there was no reason to wait any longer. Around the same time that we were collecting bids and doing our research, one of our cars was totaled. Our Real Goods representative had just purchased an electric car, and suddenly everything fell into place — we could take both our house and our car off the grid at the same time.
We’re awaiting our solar installation, but in the meantime we are still saving about $150 a month in gas a month. And we can’t wait to start recouping nearly all of our energy expenditures when the panels go in!