As an energy efficiency advocate, it was high time I practiced what I preach.
And, what's the cost? There are practically no upfront charges because it is a 20 year lease and the payments are calculated to be below the previous year's average monthly bill. With some sensible conservation and efficiency measures, it's safe to say that our installation should result in net credits of electricity for the future, making our house a mini power plant.
American Solar Direct is the installer but there are many companies in California and around the country who are doing a tremendous business for two reasons:
1. Solar Power is clean, renewable energy that eliminates or greatly reduces carbon emissions;
2. These new financing arrangements result in immediate cost savings.
When the installation begins, I will be posting again.
Now, if I could only solve California's drought.