VIEWS: A Solar Panel Story - Part I

Dispatch from SSC Consultant, Lorre Walker

This series of blog posts covers my parents’ decision to install solar panels on their house in Dallas, Texas, the trials and tribulations of the process, and lessons learned after installation was completed. 

Background

My parents recycled long before the city picked it up at the curb…I remember trips to the recycling center to sort the cans from the paper, the white glass from the brown glass, and “1” plastics from “2” plastics. They always had a garden and have been composting for at least 30 years, maybe longer. They have converted most of their lighting to CFL and LED wherever possible. So when they told me that they had decided to install solar panels on their house in Dallas…it really didn’t surprise me.

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