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How to save £1250 a month with solar power

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Would you trade a red clay roof for a shiny black one - if it saved you £1250 a month in mains charges?  California homeowners are outfitting their houses with solar panels, getting free power, and pocketing profits from the excess.  One house was using $2500 per month - “I have a whole bunch of fountains and water features and stuff like that,” Felton said - but since spending about £125,000 on a solar system and getting £70,000 back in tax refunds, his accountant estimates he's saved about £250,000.  While California is ideal for generating tons of power, it also demands more because of the year-round need for air-conditioning, so plating a house in Wales with solar is still worth investigating.  [GT]

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January 9, 2007 in Renewables | Permalink

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