Solar Savings for Riverside Senior


January 23, 2017

Riverside resident Jeanne Morrison has lived in her home for 35 years, covering much of her time working in pre-school education. As she reached retirement and began living on a fixed income Jeanne realized how much electric costs consumed her limited financial resources. “Something had to change,” she commented. “My bills were significant and I needed to reduce expenses. It was particularly tough for me. Due to some health concerns living without air conditioning was not an option.”

Jeanne went through all the common energy savings steps she could, including purchasing a water heater blanket and more insulation for her home. Still, her electric bill was too high. “I spoke to my son Carl about my bill who told me that he was able to qualify for a no-cost solar system from GRID Alternatives,” she said. “I knew nothing about GRID but thought calling and learning more would be a good idea.”

After speaking with GRID’s outreach team, Jeanne realized the application process was relatively simple. “I had an idea of what to expect based on my son Carl’s experience,” Jeanne said. “Both of us were amazed how quickly GRID responded.”

Jeanne was also impressed with GRID’s construction team. “The crew was very friendly and respectful. GRID’s installation supervisors work great with volunteers,” she said. “You could hardly tell they were here after leaving. Very professional.”

When asked what she would tell other seniors about GRID, Jeanne offered a bit of advice. She mentioned other senior citizens might be looking for ways to save money on their electric bills. “Reach out for a program that can help you,” she said. “You are going to be amazed when the meter starts to run backwards.”

If you are a senior citizen and on a fixed income, GRID could help you reduce your electric bill up to 90%. Take the first step and call 951.465.2864 today. Our Solar Affordable Housing program can start you on the path of controlling your electric bills just like Jeanne.