the Solar Array: It has really been amazing. Our electric bill was 45 dollars this month! over all we have cut our bill by 3/4 ths. We are still selling our REC's even though Maryland has decreased the REC sales. Hoping the states raises it's prices soon.
I think I told you we were having a problem with the squirrels nesting under the array. We did fix that and now we are in receiving full power.
Our lifetime Environmental Savings:
CO2 Emissions Avoided
Miles Not Driven
Gasoline Not Used
Coal Not Burned
Crude Oil Not Used
Mature Trees Grown
At this time we are doing well. Our county has change up things that they will take now. This has caused us to rethink items we buy now. They will not take any recycled plastics. Since most companies are now using recycled materials, that makes it harder to put them into the recycle bin. So, we are not buying made from recycle items.
I am repurposing items in our yard trying to not throw it into the trash bin.
Solar Yard lighting: One thing that is high on our list is using the sun to light our outdoor area. Have found a lot of Solar powered lights. Some that stay on most of the night. Our new underbrella's have both plug and solar. So we use the solar when we can.
Flooring: We had our upstairs flooring replaced with Bamboo flooring, I am really loving them. Thinking about doing the main floor also.
How are you doing ?