"We have been phillisophically in tune with solar for a number of years and we finally made the decision to go with it. It saves energy and gets us away from fossil fuels.
You're lowering your carbon footprint, you're saving energy- yes, putting back to the grid- yes. But when you boil it down, I think it's the right thing to do. We are all in this spaceship together and the more we can do to help, we feel good about doing.
Our system has been running extremely efficiently- we have only had it for about a month, but it's the time of year where sunshine is at a minimum, but we still are supplying 99% of our houses electricity from the panels, even on cloudy days and giving back to the grid. What I like about the SunPower system is that you can go to the website, and see how the system is running. I think it's just fascinating to be able to see what's happening- to the minute. It's been very good for us."