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Solar Home Owner Shows Off House and Tells Benefits of Solar Energy

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Solar panels are attached to the roof of the home. Solar panels are attached to the roof of the home.

PASCO, WA- Dozens of curious families saw first-hand just what a solar powered home in Pasco looked like and how it operates.

The special open house in Pasco showcased a recent converter to solar power's home and what she has seen so far.  Environment Washington along with Hot Solar Solutions answered people's questions, everything from the cost to the benefits of using solar power.

Environment Washington said solar power actually grew 132% in the state since 2012.  

"Especially in this part of the state where we get sun most days out of the year.  In Washington state, throughout the state, we can produce 21 times as much energy as we consume in a year, just from the sun," said Cecile Gernez from Environment Washington.

"We talked and they told me the benefits and the incentives.  There are a lot of incentives right now, one for the federal government and one for the state. I thought this sounded like an economical thing to do, so I did it," said Evelyn Walkley, solar home owner.

Walkley has kept track everyday of the amount of energy she uses.  She has only used solar power since September and is on track to see the payoff in less than five years, which is the average for solar power users.

For more information on solar power, click here for Environment Washington and click here for Hot Solar Solutions.
 


 

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