Economics of this Project
Update: 26 February 2017
The grass-roots campaign to make solar more affordable for local homeowners and businesses is taking off!
Several Information sessions ("Solar Power Hours") have been arranged around the county for interested parties to learn about the process. The Solar Power Hours begin in March, and we will have one in Troy at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 2 May at the Tri-township Library. (209 S. Main Street).
For more details and to find a Solar Power Hour near you that fits your schedule, look here:
Solarize Madison County
Edwardsville Intelligencer article
Savings since May 2011: about 30.3 MWHr of electric power (about $3000)
To see a real-time summary of our electric production, follow this link:
For questions or comments regarding this project, or for help with your solar project, contact me at:
The 5.7 kilowatt array on the roof and the hot water panels on the garage wall in April 2016.
To read complete details of how I planned, purchased, and installed this project, see the Downloads page.