Location: Berlin, Massachusetts

Watts: 11,220

Monthly Production: 1086 kWh

Date: September 2018

This 34-panel solar energy system is making more electricity than the homeowner needs, so he’s actually making money by selling his extra solar to the utility, on top of covering his entire electric bill. Plus he’s making green income. So even though he is using a solar loan to pay for his system, he’s ahead of the game from the start. It works like this:

Before Solar With Solar
Average monthly electric bill $223 $0 plus $44 in income
Monthly green income $127 
Monthly loan payment $308
Total monthly payments $223 $136
Monthly change $87 savings plus free electricity