This is the new word for solar power. And I'm going to harness some here in Maui.
Mr. Ralph and I had batted around the notion for a while, but then he was too sick to be interested.
Researching and hiring someone to do this has been a major task. Not something I would recommend during the first year of widowhood but the electric company here is coming up with ways to prevent many more consumers from tapping into this big savings on monthly bills. I asked everyone I knew who had solar, who they used and why. Many companies have already gone out of business in two years!
Having solar power will be a BIG selling point should I ever need to sell this Maui Mansion. So I bit the bullet. Thankfully I have my neighbor Bob to give me his input. The company he used has been doing this for ten years in Hawaii ... longer on the mainland. The manufacturer they use is state of the art.
MECO (Maui Electric) is putting a cap on how many homes or businesses can have PV (photovoltaic) because their system is not set up to RECEIVE power, when I make more during the daytime than I use. In the very near future (this is already happening in some neighborhoods) new installations will have to bear the cost of upgrading MECO's system ... thousands of dollars per household!
While there is a substantial upfront investment, my electric bill will go from $300 per month to $20 per month, so it will pay for itself in four years.
Then I won't be afraid to use my oven!