Wanda the Wealth Warrior here to help you understand the grid-tied solar system net metering policies that have been enacted and are currently being considered in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
You might have seen Icon Solar’s co-owner Zach Wieber in CityBeat’s City Living, talking about solar power. Stephen Novotni writes in “Solar power offers an efficient alternative to the grid” about the benefits and misconceptions of solar power, interviewing experts on solar. One was Zach, and the other was architect and interior designer Krista Atkins Nutter.
“What we’re doing is just reallocating money that you are already spending. It’s not a cost,” Zach assures in the article. “What you’re doing is taking money that you’re already spending with [your utility company] and spending it somewhere else. How much is what you’re doing now going to cost you? You’re paying your electric bill because you’ve never had a choice.”
Solar power is giving power to the people!
Ask Wanda: I’m ready to install solar power, but I expect I’ll be selling my home and moving to another one in the next few years. Is this even worth my money to do now, or should I wait until I’m in my next house?
Dear Making Moves,
When it comes to solar, there is no time like the present. It’s as simple as asking the question, “Do I want to start saving now or wait a while?” Why wouldn’t you want to start saving immediately on your electricity bill?
What could make Fiona the Hippo even more lovable? How about the fact that she relies on solar energy? The Cincinnati Zoo is the Greenest Zoo in America currently, thanks to the solar canopy that is installed above the parking lot. These panels make our zoo the largest publicly accessible urban solar array in the country! The parking lot produces 20 percent of the Cincinnati Zoo’s needed energy and generates additional solar power to send back to the utility company.
Cincinnati, or should we say Suncinnati? This solar mega-house may get EVEN bigger!
Success may be random at times, but continued, reliable success requires a plan. We at Icon Solar have created an exact formula to our success. We take certain steps to guarantee the satisfaction of our customers and the results they want.
Let us walk you through our exact formula.
A lot of licensing and certifications are in place to prove capabilities. For instance, not many of us would trust a 17-year-old without his license to cart people around in a car. Similarly, a lot of trust is instilled in nurses, teachers and firefighters because of the processes they went through to prove their skills and interest.
With the amount of energy we are consuming as a planet, countries are starting to lean away from nonrenewable sources of energy such as gas and coal. Solar power is one of the leading options as the energy source of the future.
So which countries are leading the world in solar power usage?
Any company can say whatever they want about themselves. The real testament to quality work is the result. For us, our job isn’t over until we’ve exceeded our customers’ expectations. You may feel uncertain about considering a company you’ve never worked with before; that’s why consumer testimonials are so helpful! Here are some of our customers’ reactions to their new Icon-installed solar systems:
You’ve been saving for your kids’ college since before they were born. But, the price of a college education is skyrocketing so your well-intentioned savings may not be enough to cut it. While your child may be incredibly smart, scholarships and financial aid are hard to earn today. If you’re looking for an extra boost to help you sock away a little more (aren’t we all?), then look no further.
OK, what is the deal with solar panels? I’ve heard you can save money with them, and they can help the environment, but I don’t know anyone who has them. Do you?
Sure, I get that! Solar panels aren’t new, but they are becoming more common. In fact, over the next five years, Ohio alone is expected to install hundreds of kilowatts (kw) of solar power, which is more than six times the amount installed in the past five years. Although solar might not be new, you may not spot any in your neighborhood. This leaves open the opportunity for you to be a trendsetter.
If your neighbors don’t have solar power, look to the stars for inspiration. By that I don’t mean pay closer to your horoscope—also don’t look at the sun for too long—check out some of the biggest trendsetters of all, celebrities! Chances are, some of your favorite celebs have already invested.