O.K., so you’re finally at the point where you’re ready to start helping save our world’s energy crisis. It’s a great place to be, isn’t it? We can really help our children’s future, and it’s time. But there are numerous problems, with practicality being number one. The question we ask ourselves is “How?”
Well, hopefully, I can offer a little advice and insight to make this process a little easier.
First of all, solar panels are not cheap. At all. They’re extremely expensive, but thankfully, we know that in the long run we’re saving billions and billions of dollars—not to mention LIVES. Remember that there isn’t only ONE company making solar panels, and there are different kinds and levels of quality within solar panels. If you’re doing internet searches, do crasoss searches and see if the company is reliable. Find out how long they’ve been in business. Write them an e-mail or call them and ask for examples of their work; if they give you clients that are local, drive by and check out their installation. Granted, it’s a fine line on that one…you want the best, but you also don’t want to bother the client. In my opinion, it’s worth the risk. Those of us who are trying to save the world’s energy problems are a special kind of group, and are typically thrilled when they get a chance to talk about what they’ve contributed, especially to like-minded people.
Once you’ve picked out the right company for the job, learn all you can about the installation so in the future if there’s a problem, you can do it yourself. Remember, the cost of all this can really hurt your pockets, and every dollar counts.
And don’t stop at one panel! Keep up the good work, and help prepare your family for a complete conversion in the future.