Before his solar system was installed three years ago, Mr. Watkins’s monthly electricity bill used to be over one hundred dollars. With solar, his electric bill was $18 just two months ago! With the current pandemic, solar is helping keep electric costs down. “I wish everybody could have solar, because I know it’s doing me well - it could really help people.”
Since his install a year ago, Matthew hasn’t “paid one penny in electricity.” The savings have been especially helpful during the pandemic. With the solar energy, his family is able to stay comfortable while at home all day and not worry about the cost.
Jeff and Carol’s monthly bills used to reach nearly $200. After the pandemic started, Jeff, a part-time art teacher, started to feel the financial strain. Fortunately, after an initial postponement due to the pandemic, GRID Colorado was still able to install his system with a three-person crew. “I’m expecting that this will reduce our bill pretty substantially,” says Jeff.
Habitat employee and homeowner Silvia received no-cost solar from GRID Alternatives ten years ago. Now working remotely, she is grateful for her solar energy. “If I didn’t have the solar panels, I know I would struggle. But with COVID-19, and the solar panels, I’m able to save,” says Silvia.