Written by SunBlue Operations Manager Laura Waldman
Once you’ve made the decision to add solar panels to your home, the hardest part of going solar is waiting for your installation to begin. While there’s much to be said for patience, it’s harder to enjoy a gorgeous, sunny day while waiting on a building permit before you can install your solar panel system.
We know that if harvested, the energy from sunlight could provide all of the electricity humanity needs. Similarly, there are more than enough resources to go around when we share them. That’s why we hope you’ll join us in collecting clean, gently used coats for families staying at My Sisters’ Place.
My Sisters’ Place works to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester. The organization provides housing in its emergency shelter for people who are rebuilding their lives after leaving violent situations. Often, there is no time to take more than they can carry, which means re-building from scratch.
As those of us who have been active in the solar industry for some time will tell you (without prompting), now is the best time to go solar (and always has been). How can this possibly be true?
Why Now is the Best Time to Go Solar
If (like me) you don’t happen to have a fully functioning time machine, now will continue to be the best time to go solar: you can’t go back to the past and go solar then anymore. Rebates were higher 2 years ago or even 10 years ago, so you could have gotten more of your solar system paid for by someone else. But, guess what? Solar panels were more expensive then too, so those two facts more or less cancel each other out. If you had gone solar years ago, you likely would have paid more over all for your system, but you also would have been saving on your electric bills in the meantime. In any case, that option is no longer available (unless you get that time machine working). Read More