For Mike Otterson, going solar means the opportunity to lower electricity bills while having a positive impact on the environment. This August, volunteers from U.S. Bank joined the GRID Alternatives Colorado team in Thornton, CO to install a 3.7-kilowatt solar system on the Otterson family home.
A few months later and the Ottersons are already seeing a positive result! The family has lower electricity bills and the savings aren’t the only positive impact -- Mr. Otterson can see from his solar monitoring application that his new solar system has already prevented over 1,000 pounds of carbon emissions. “Its helped me make a small impact on saving the environment,” he added.
Over the lifetime of his solar system, Mr. Otterson can expect to save nearly $10,000 on his electricity bills and reduce his carbon footprint by over 100 tons. That’s the equivalent of planting 2,440 trees!
Asked about the experience of over a dozen volunteers working on the project, Mr. Otterson replied, “It was a pleasure to have them at my home. Thank you again for all the help.”
This fall, U.S. Bank announced renewed support of GRID Alternatives with a $100,000 grant. The grant supports our national tribal program and will help make hands-on solar job training accessible to nearly 100 tribal members and support 65 solar installations in tribal communities.