Solar panels have helped save money


To the editor:

Some good news! I just found out that the Lorain County Solar Co-op has extended the time period that people can sign up to save energy by installing solar panels on their roofs. There will be an informational meeting at the Oberlin Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:45 p.m. for all those who would like to find out more about this awesome opportunity.

Can you believe that the solar panels I installed last October have (as of Feb. 7) produced 1.24 mega-watt hours of electricity for my home? At the cost of approximately 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, my system has saved me about $124 over four months. And that’s during our gray winter months when there’s not a lot of sun! I can’t wait to see how well it works in the summer.

The installation process took less than three days, was well-organized with polite and knowledgeable young people who cleaned up after themselves. I can monitor the system daily through an app on my iPhone. There is a discount through the Coop and a 30 percent tax rebate from the federal government.

I have been amazed how easy it is to save energy (and money).

We should all thank the people in our community that have helped organize this project for us.

Jeanne McKibben

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