Rosanne & Joel – Washington, D.C.

September 19, 2017 D.C., Homeowner stories

Rising energy costs prompted our solar switch. Co-ops really helped!

Rosanne and Joel – Washington, D.C.
Went solar with the Temple Sinai Solar Co-op in 2015
System size: 5.4 kW, 18 solar panels

Why did you decide to go solar?

I knew this was the only way we were going to stay ahead of the rising costs of electricity.

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

Having Temple Sinai go solar with such a large system and promote the benefits to the neighborhood gave me a lot of confidence about choosing solar.

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

Purchasing solar through the co-op took a lot of the stress out of the process. Having a team of people vetting proposals and making the decision on a company that would best suit the homeowners made it easier to go ahead with adding solar.

Has anything surprised you about going solar?

I was very surprised that we have actually had a month where we produced more than we used and had no bill!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Once the paperwork was complete it has been pretty much out of sight out of mind.  I rarely notice the panels on the roof. I check the online information every so often just to keep tabs that the system is working properly but otherwise don’t think about it until the electric bill comes and am pleasantly surprised at the amount due.