Larry – South Charleston, WV

Gotta love sunlight.

Larry – South Charleston, WV

Why did you decide to go solar?

I got an electrical engineering degree from WVU applied to law school and took a year off. When I called the local power Plant under construction, the John Amos plant in Saint Albans I was hired immediately and I got to work during the start up of unit one and then was transferred to Manhattan to work on the descriptive articles chapter 10, which explains the environmental side of the plant. I left the company to go to law school in August 1972, while working at the Amis plant, I was put in charge of The precipitators and develop the testing team. when I got out of law school I was hired by Carl Beard in the states, air pollution control commission as a assistant attorney general and worked 2 1/2 years as I started my private practice full-time and then another 15 years part time representing the state as the sole environmental enforcement attorney for air. I started slowing the practice of law down around 2010. and then decided to put solar panels on my law office and my house and to buy a Tesla all of which I did in 2017 I attempted to operate a company to educate people with solar panels and maybe make a little money on installation but casual installation for others is not practical. But I do enjoy discussing solar panels and their benefits with. Anyone interested.

Has anything surprised you about going solar?

The process isn’t bad at all. The power company was easy to work with in terms of getting their approvals. The installations were uneventful, and the panels do their job.

Have any of your habits changed since going solar?

I just bought my second new Tesla and I’m selling my first Tesla which I bought used. My wife is also environmentally conscious. She likes her induction stove.

Have you seen electricity savings since going solar? If so, what have you been able to do with that savings?

I tell people that 26 panels will save on an annual average about $125 a month and after the tax credits it takes in residential about 11 years to break even.

Have you been involved in any solar advocacy since becoming a solar owner?

When I installed my panels, I named my company, SolarGreen WV. For years Google had me at the top of their list and many people called but now Google has deleted Solar green.

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

Talk to people then just do it.