Geoff Sharp – Delaware, Ohio

A small business can do their part when it comes to energy conservation, and your employees and customers will find the technology and energy results interesting.

Sharper Impressions Painting, Solar business – Delaware, Ohio
Went solar with the Delaware County Solar Co-op in 2016
System size: 9 kW, 28 solar panels 

Why did you decide to go solar?

We are a painting company who uses a lot of environmentally friendly paint, however we wanted to try and do the right thing by mother earth, so we turned to solar to provide all the power to our company office.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to go solar?

If you have the upfront capital, do it! It shows that a small business can do their part when it comes to energy conservation, and your employees and customers will find the technology and energy results interesting.

Has anything surprised you about going solar?

For the first two days after installation, the office didn’t use one drop of electricity from the grid. In fact, on those two sunny days, we were actually putting more energy back onto the grid then what we were consuming. In our weekly meeting, we go over the energy consumption and back on the grid energy we have saved.

Do you have any data on your solar system’s performance?

In just a few months we have captured 2.65MWh of energy in solar, saved 103 trees, reduced carbon emissions by 4,000 lbs and powered over 8,000 light bulbs.

How much was your electric bill before and after going solar?

We are saving around $80-$100 per month off our bill from one year ago.

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