Friday, September 25, 2009

I feel green.

Yesterday, we had lots of strangers in the house. 5, to be exact. 2 Solar Panel installers, 2 guys from the solar panel company installing the inverter, and one electrician, installing new switches and connecting us to the big power grid.

Yes! We finally got our solar panels!!

They work like this.

During the day, the sun is shining and they are producing electricity (very well, actually, because the back of the house faces dead North). We use less than we make during the day, so our excess energy is put back into the power grid and as such, we are producing electricity for other households. And for that, the electrical company pays us by the kilowatt. At night time, the sun is obviously not shining, so we are using power from the grid. The power company charges us for that.

All and all, things pretty much equal each other. We are predicted to only pay our quarterly connection fees from now on. How cool is that?

With the 9000$ rebate from the government, it was hard to say no to.
It's nice to feel we are doing our part for the greener good.


Blogger Mélanie said...

Wow, c'est vraiment cool!

11:48 PM  
Blogger christellefv said...

Nice!! I'd love to have solar panels too. One day when I own a house I will!

11:00 AM  
Blogger johanne said...

c'est génial ce systèrme!

3:46 PM  

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