Friends and Kitties!
It's been quite the week at Casa Cerecke, what with the drywall repairs, cat shaving, and solar panel installation.
We had 36 solar panels installed, which should completely wipe out our electrical bill, and hopefully provide us with some small dividends in the future...we bought our system outright. It's nice to know we can keep the A/C as cool as we want (and run anything else) and not be using up non-renewable resources. With the government rebate our recoup time for the cost of the initial build will be about eight years, which we thought was doable--so we did!
Our neighbor Gisela had the same company do her solar installation last year and she's been very satisfied--with the workmanship and her non-existent power bills.
The poor kitties were pretty freaked out by all the banging on the roof, especially whenever the guys dropped a tool and it rolled down onto the Catio!
The back of our house faces West and South so we have great exposure. We'll get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight daily, even in the Winter months.
The panel sit a few inches up off the roof on a frame, and I think the attic's heat load will benefit from all that shade, it really cooks up there on those 110+ degree days. As soon as we have our final inspection, Nevada Power will hook us up and we'll be generating our own juice...
Come on, Summer!
XX Sheebie XX