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Sunny skies ahead: Solar investments are paying off
C-VILLE Weekly Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 7 a.m.
Burnett Commons homeowner Jarrod Markley’s March electricity bill —which tallies energy used in a four-person household and to charge his electric car—was only $10.
He has the sun to thank for that low cost. The $18,000 grid of solar panels installed on his roof last winter supplies 94 percent of his annual electricity use, he estimates, and in seven years, they’re scheduled to pay themselves off. His current monthly payment is about $200—what he was paying for gas before he bought a Tesla.
While solar power is often sought by people living a green lifestyle, industry professionals say it’s becoming more attractive to people from an economic standpoint.

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