Rachel Bonas – Rockville, Maryland

I have to say this was one of the best decisions I have ever made wish I had done it earlier.  

Rachel Bonas. Solar homeowner – Rockville, Maryland
Went solar with the Rockville Solar Co-op in 2015
System size: 5.2 kW, 20 solar panels

Why did you decide to go solar?

I decided to go solar for two reasons: To help the environment, I have a three-year-old and would like to do my part to leave the earth better for her and to save money.

Why did you decide to go solar with the co-op?

I decided to go with the co-op as I had researched it at least three times prior. About two years before I contacted a local installation company and it was very cost prohibitive. A year later I got another estimate and the price was not much better. I was about to just not do it when I saw the notice for the information session about the solar co-op in the Rockville Review. I attended the information session. All my questions were answered and a lot of misinformation corrected. Without hesitation I signed up – I love the honesty and ease of access to individuals to the supply of information.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to go solar?

Do your research, those companies that say you can get it for free, and all the other things that sound too good to be true are more times than not, too good to be true.

Has anything surprised you about going solar?

How quickly if started paying for itself.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I have to say this was one of the best decisions I have ever made, wish I had done it earlier.

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