Today, Thursday, November 21st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m, the program will launch at the Government Center where residents and interested participants can learn more about this program. If you want to know more, go to the City of Stamford's website.
Solarizing your home is easy to do and clean to use by creating your own "green" power - and much cheaper than the electricity you buy from your utility company. When you install solar panels on your roof, you transform your home from a regular house into a "green" power plant that generates clean efficient energy for your home all year long. As you run your washing machine, power up your computer, brew a cup of coffee, the energy comes straight from the sun -- not from burning fossil fuels.
Utilizing solar panels can reduce your electric bills significantly. Every single watt-hour of electricity your panels produces is one less watt-hour you have to buy from your utility company. Imagine that 60% of your power is produced by your solar panels, your electric bill will be 60% lower because only 40% of your electricity has to come from the utility company.
Electricity prices over the ten years have been very unpredictable, making it difficult for anyone to plan for that part of their household budget. Once your solar panels are installed, you no longer have to worry about rising electricity prices for the portion of your electricity that comes from solar. As prices increase, you receive a bigger and bigger benefit from your switch to home solar power.
Several solar power companies will actually charge you little or nothing to switch to solar power, so start researching and shopping! A clever start would be to look at details about electricity prices from the past decade in Connecticut.
Solarizing your home also helps in reducing our reliance on overseas oil and gas and increase our energy independence as a country. As our own domestic sources of oil and gas dwindles in the next coming years, it is becoming increasingly important to find alternative energy sources so that we can reduce our reliance on overseas fuel sources.