Mike – State College, Pennsylvania

It’s financial security, a great investment, and environmentally sound.

Mike – State College, PA

2021 Centre County Solar Co-op

System size: 15.7kW

Why did you decide to go solar? 

Several reasons. Our house is entirely electric and we needed to reduce our bill. Solar panels are the obvious solution, and they’re eco-friendly. We have friends and relatives who went solar; government incentives will be reduced soon; and every little bit we can do for the environment will help, so now was truly the best time to make the jump.

What would you tell someone who is interested in joining the solar co-op? 

I would tell them to join the co-op! Joining does not obligate you to purchase anything. The co-op website is full of information and links to other resources that can help you research solar panel systems. If you’re in the co-op and decide to purchase a system, you can save a lot of money compared to buying outside the co-op. I saved about $5,000 on my system versus what I would have paid on my own.

What advice would you give to people who are considering solar? 

Do it! Go solar! Get the biggest system you can. More people generating solar power means utility companies burn less fossil fuels, which is always a good thing. If you generate more power than you use, the utility pays you for your excess! And even if you use more than you generate, you’re still saving money on your electric bill and the system will pay for itself over time. It’s financial security, a great investment, and environmentally sound.