Kyle Manley of White Bear Lake recently made the switch to solar with the help of All Energy Solar. Although encouraged by the idea of saving money, the larger commitment to the environment was even more important. “It’s just something I grew up with, that sort of intrinsic value of lowering our carbon footprint,” said Manley.
Manley appreciated how quick and straightforward All Energy Solar’s process was. “The solar install itself only took one day. They cut the power for 30 minutes so Xcel (Energy) could stop in and install their meter. In terms of the transition, it was really pretty simple,” he said.
As a homeowner, Manley is enjoying the cost savings of solar — all the extra power his panels generate goes back into the grid. This means that their energy company is obligated to pay them back for the extra energy they generate.
“Right now, I’ve got a monthly payment that’s like $100 a month for eight years,” Manley said. Manley doesn’t even pay an electric bill; his money goes toward paying off his loan. Once the loan is paid, he’ll likely be pulling in some money from his panels.
Manley thinks solar is all positive. “I really have a hard time coming up with drawbacks,” Manley said.