And the Sun Comes Shining Through

The solar proposal arrived over the weekend and the situation is better than I had expected. As a result of the house being built to such high energy efficiency standards, we only needed 30 panels to get to net zero energy use. This 8.4kW system will cover only the south facing roof over the great room and the all black panels and trim should hide pretty well on the dark bronze metal roof.

With rebates and tax credits the decision turned out to be a no-brainer. I can also eliminate about $6700 worth of foam board insulation from the roof as it will be redundant. Now, as long as the utility companies in Texas continue to purchase power from people like me, all will be well on the accounting side. Otherwise, it’s on to the Tesla Powerwall 2 or some other emerging new whiz bang battery technology.