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Most of my electricity use is now covered by the solar production on my roof, including short car trips via a plug-in hybrid!

What You Need to Know


Originally I thought we could not have solar because our roof does not face south. But thanks to the more efficient SunPower panels we were able to get a west-facing system that still covers 80% of our usage! So the lesson is to be persistent and don't give up on trying to get solar.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

We added insulation to the attic first.

My Motivation:

We want to reduce our ecological footprint, including our greenhouse gas contributions, getting as close to zero as we can!


Getting the right installers is key. Get a personal reference from somebody who's done it before and is satisfied with their installers.

Experience with Installer:

Independent Power Systems is great!

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