Jim Kotcon and Candice Elliott – West Virginia

We had long planned on going solar ‘someday,’ but the solar co-op helped make the investment a lot easier.

Jim Kotcon and Candice Elliot, Solar homeowners – Morgantown, West Virginia
Went solar with the Morgantown Solar Co-op in 2015
System size: 5.0 kW

What interested you about going solar initially? Why do you support solar energy?

We went solar for two reasons, first, because climate change is real and America must transition quickly to renewable energy, and second, with the help of the solar co-op, the economics just made sense.  Once the numbers added up, going solar was a “no brainer”.

Why did you choose to go solar with a solar co-op? What benefits did you experience going solar with a co-op?

We had long planned on going solar “some day”, but the solar co-op helped make the investment a lot easier.  The price benefits are significant, and the expertise and unbiased explanations from the co-op gave us the confidence to move forward.

Has anything surprised you about going solar?

The only real surprise was just how easy and hassle-free the switch has been.  The installer did everything.

Do you have any data on your solar system’s performance? What electricity saving have you experienced since going solar?

Our lifetime generation (November 2015-present) is at 9.11 MWh.  This represents most of our electricity consumption.

What advice would you give to someone is considering going solar?

If someone is considering going solar, I think now is the time.

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