My Name Is William Parker
After the all of the turmoil with the energy industry this year, I had decided to take matters into my own hands. I needed to find away to provide an efficient energy source for me and my family, there was nothing I could do about the price of crude oil. But, I felt that I could cut cost on our other energy expenses. I am retired and don't have alot of money to just give away. I’ve always heard about Solar Power but never knew too much about it, so I did some research and made a few phone calls to some local professionals to come out and give me an estimate. Needless to say I was floored by the quotes I’d received, they were from $15,000 and up.
If there is a will there is a way, thank God for the internet! I was on a mission to find a solution to my problem and I knew that it was somewhere online. I’d begin doing some research on various solar energy products and DIY kits that were out on the market. I had paid $200 for a so called kit and I was really disappointed, because the instructions were very confusing and had missing information. Many of the other kits were overpriced in my opinion and not for the do it yourselfer. I don’t mind doing projects myself as long as it doesn’t require me to get another college degree and can save money by doing it. Most of these offers weren’t what I was looking for, until I came across Earth4Energy. I was very skeptical after giving an unwilling $200 donation previously. And I had never heard of Earth4Energy before. But, after reading their site more, I was more encouraged to give their product a try.
So, I purchased the instruction manual for around $50 dollars from Earth4Energy, and I blocked off sometime that very next weekend and started my project. I will never dive into a major project without trying it on a small scale first. So, I have a detached 2 garage/workshop that I use often to power my tools so this was a good test lab. The instructions were so easy to follow and didn’t lead you to a dead end. I had added a couple of electrical outlets and connected them to my solar system and to my surprised it worked. I felt like a scientist who that just had discovered a major breakthrough. Since then, I have added all of my outside low voltage lighting, sprinklers and refrigerator outlets to my solar system. It is good to know, if I lose electricity from the power company I don’t have to worry about my food spoiling.
Just with these small changes, I have reduced my electric bill by $70 per month, I hope that you found my posting beneficial.