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We captured the amazing power of the sun. We have now purchased a 2013 Chevy Volt which is an extended range electric vehicle. It is driven approximately 42 miles Monday through Friday and does it completely on battery power. We charge it every night using the power produced with our solar panels thanks to net metering. With the solar panels we have eliminated our electric bill and drive the Volt without using any gasoline. We should see a return on both the Volt and the solar panels within seven years. This year we will have a Chevy Volt for people to look over, ask questions about and take a test drive courtesy of Whiteman Chevrolet from Glens Falls, NY.

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System consists of 26 Canadian Solar CS6P-240M panels, SMA SB6000US, on a UniRac Sun Frame

Other Benefits:

Producing enough extra electricity to recharge our electric car.

Maintenance Requirements:


Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Energy Star Home with a passive sunroom

My Motivation:

Eliminating our electric bill and our carbon footprint.

Open House Info:

Going North, take Exit 11 off Northway. Left onto Round Lake Road. Right on Eastline Road. Take 3rd left (Knottingley Place). Located in Chapel Hill Development - third house on left. Coming from Route 67 E, turn right on Eastline Road - take 2nd right.

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