Max and Barbara Roadruck – Fairborn, Ohio
Max and Barbara went solar on their own in November, 2016
Since moving into our house in 1986, we have had 10 power outages. I now really support solar production after seeing the results since Nov 2016 installation.
What interested you about going solar initially? Why do you support solar energy?
I was interested in using solar power as a possible solution of power outages. Since moving into our house in 1986, we have had 10 power outages. I now really support solar production after seeing the results since Nov 2016 installation.
Why did you choose to go solar with Solar United Neighbors?
The panels were installed by Icon Solar in November 2016. I did not know about co-ops at the time. I joined Solar United Neighbors to be a part of solar advocates.
What benefits did you experience going solar with a co-op?
In 2011 my lowest month usage was 490 kw and in 2018 my highest was 426. In 2011 my high was 990 kw and in 2018 low was 202. And In 2011 my average was 624 kw and in 2018 the average was 294 kw. Really a huge difference!
Has anything surprised you about going solar?
How well it works in even poor conditions.
What electricity savings have you seen since going solar?
I have three sections of panels-13 in one group, 4 in a second group both on the back-south side of the house and 5 on the front. The system can generate approximately 6kW/day on a good summer day. I do like watching our DP&L meter running backwards.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would recommend going solar. For us we did get a 30% tax rebate which meant we have payed no taxes for 2016 and 2017 and 2018.