by Brent Sauser
LET’S DO THE MATH
1. Average home uses 1,000 kWh of energy a month, or 33.33 kWh per day.
2. Local Utility energy costs $0.11 per kWh.
Local utility energy costs over 20 years:
$0.11 per/kWh X 1,000 kWh per/mo X 12 mo X 20 years = $26,400
6 kW solar panel installation cost over 20 years:
24 panel installation at $12,000 (after tax credit) = $12,000
1. Utility Power: Rising Utility Costs
2 Solar Installation: 25 Year Warranty
Seems to me going solar not only makes sense . . . . it makes dollars and cents! Time to take advantage of the 30% tax credit before that “carrot” becomes the “stick”. I much rather put money back in my pocket than pay a monthly consumption tax and higher energy costs. How about you?