We paid off our solar investment! In 2016, with support from True South Solar, the Energy Trust of Oregon, and Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program, we installed a 28 kW solar energy collection system. The system offsets about 13% of our annual energy use. This week, just 5 years in, we have officially created enough energy to pay off our entire investment! Find out more and review production data at mtashland.com/solar.
The project to place solar panels on the roof of our vehicle shop began in 2015 when we began collaborating with our friends at STOKE Certified. Working collaboratively with a great team, we were able to secure funding and complete installation in just over a year. The system works wonderfully as it is grid-tied so that excess energy created in the summer is credited to our energy bill in winter when we use the most energy.