Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan6
Experience Grid Freedom
November 1st, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
Do you ever feel like you’re an indentured servant at the mercy of your monopolistic utility company? Do you ever wish you could free yourself from this unbalanced relationship? Have you ever dreamt about the grid freedom that would come with becoming your own power producer?
Dream no more! Go out and claim your freedom, your grid freedom! Become a profiting contributor to the electricity grid rather than only a slaving consumer.
Think this is all just an unrealistic dream? Well, aside from an attitude adjustment, you probably just need to see a few eye-opening stats to realize that this is not simply a possibility, but also a really good freakin option for millions or hundreds of millions of people, and one of those people could be you!
The 1st set of stats you should see are ones I can’t provide for you in this article. The 1st set of stats you should see is the set of stats tailored to your own home and situation — to be specific, how much electricity a solar power system on your roof could generate and how much money you could save/make from that. To get those stats, simply go through the short solar quote service on our homepage.
On to the more general stats, here are some big ones that I think will help to show you how attractive going solar is today:
- Record numbers of homeowners have been going solar quarter after quarter in the US, and also around the world. About ⅔ of the solar PV installed around the world was installed within just the last 2.5 years.
- The cost of solar panels has dropped about 100 times over since 1977, 80% since 2008, and 60% just since 2011.
- The average 20-years savings for people who went solar in 2011 in the US is projected to be over $20,000, with it being well over $30,000 in New York, Florida, and California (and over $60,000 in Hawaii).
- The average ROI for people who go solar in California, New York, Hawaii, DC, Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, South Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Iowa, and Minnesota is projected to be better than investing in the S&P 500. And in dozens of other states, it’s projected to be better than investing your money in a 5-year CD. Plus, it’s tax-free and you’re helping the world!
Don’t delay any further! Join the solar party! Claim your grid freedom! Help the world by saving/making muchos money!
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