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We hold a moral responsibility to not continue the global chemistry experiment we're conducting on our only planet. But even if one discounts the ethical, moral and ecological concerns, with the cost of solar panels dropping 70% in the last five years we have reached a crossover point where it makes absolutely no sense to NOT convert a portion of ones roof into a power- and moneymaking-surface…

What You Need to Know

Description:

31-Trina PV Panels, 2-Power-One Inverters

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Partial lighting conversion to LED lighting 2013 Tesla P85 (~70 k miles) 2015 Tesla 70D (new) Rainwater Capture

My Motivation:

We hold a moral responsibility to not continue the global chemistry experiment we're conducting on our only planet.

Additional Notes:

We hold a moral responsibility to not continue the global chemistry experiment we're conducting on our only planet. But even if one discounts the ethical, moral and ecological concerns, with the cost of solar panels dropping 70% in the last five years we have reached a crossover point where it makes absolutely no sense to NOT convert a portion of ones roof into a power- and moneymaking-surface. In our case, with these changes, and a plant-based lifestyle, we have reduced our carbon footprint to almost zero (a few projects to go yet), especially as we also “fuel” our car using power from the sun. In our case, a one-time lease payment of $8k to SolarCity provides us with electric bills that will total under $100/year, if not less, for the next 20 years. When combined with the joy of no longer buying gasoline (hundreds saved per month), it's an absolute “no brainer” to install solar power if you have an appropriate amount of Southern exposure. Combine with an electric vehicle and your cost savings are multiplied.... For more information: www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/science/earth/sun-and-wind-alter-german-landscape-leaving-utilities-behind.html cowspiracy.com

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Tour Hours: 10am - 4pm Saturday, October 03 2015

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