The following interview was conducted with Laura S., recent Southern Current residential solar customer who lives in Piedmont, South Carolina. Find out how much money you could be saving on electricity costs by contacting Southern Current today!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have lived in South Carolina since 2003. I moved here from Delray Beach, Florida. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri.
Why did you decide to switch to solar energy?
I have been interested in solar energy for a long time. I like the idea of cleaner energy. The sun isn’t going to go away any time soon. My husband says it is to make up for all of the dinosaurs that he burns in his cars. We were purchasing a new home so it seemed like the right time.
How much did you know about solar energy?
Not a whole lot, but I know that it is clean and that it works!
What kind of system did Southern Current install for your home?
We have a 15.60 kW roof array with 52 300-watt panels spread out over our main roof and on the attached garage/workshop roof.
What made you choose Southern Current for your solar installation?
I chose Southern Current because our rep., Paul Hayden, was the only person willing to work with me and provide an estimate prior to my husband and I closing on our house.
What was the process of going solar like?
There was a process? LOL, It was very easy. Paul had worked up a preliminary estimate. After we closed on the house, he came out, took photos, looked around, and went over our options. We decided on the panels, and filled out paperwork. Once everything was in place, Eric came out to go over the installation. That was on a Friday. The installation crew showed up on Monday, and were finished by Wednesday. Everyone was extremely professional.
What was the most difficult part of the process for you?
Waiting for Duke Energy to come through with the rebate. Southern Current went the extra mile to ensure that we were guaranteed the rebate BEFORE the install. That way we had an out if we didn’t get the rebate. Duke was discontinuing the program. We got in at the very end.
What benefits have you seen since the installation?
Well, we just received our first bill since making the switch to solar. Know how much it was? $8.96! And that was the monthly meter fee, so we actually didn’t have any electricity costs!
What would you say to someone who is interested in going solar?
I would say do it, there’s really no reason not to!
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