Researching solar was easy and price estimates were very low.
Mihai and Dinara – Washington, DC
Went solar with the Ward 2 Solar Co-op in 2015
System size: 9.81 kW
What interested you about going solar initially? Why do you support solar energy?
Going green (reducing pollution) and lowering electricity bills.
Why did you choose to go solar with a solar co-op? What benefits did you experience going solar with a co-op?
It was easier than doing research and calling dozens of solar installers in the area to get price estimates and quotes. The benefits were that the solar installers bid for our business at more attractive rates due to the economies of scale.
Has anything surprised you about going solar?
I wasn’t aware that I could sell my SRECs – that was just an additional bonus which helps pay for them at a much faster rate than initially budgeted.
Do you have any data on your solar system’s performance? What electricity saving have you experienced since going solar?
I don’t pay for electricity during the summer months. During the winter months, the bills are usually under $100.
What advice would you give to someone is considering going solar?
Do all the research, ask others that have been through it.