Solar: Financial Freedom for Mom in El Paso
Darlina Nazario has paid over $33,000 for electricity since she moved into her home in El Paso, Texas. With a recent energy makeover, including solar panels and a whole home energy efficiency upgrade, Darlina is actually selling electricity back to her electric company.
Going Solar: A Gift
But Wait, There’s More!
Darlina received more than just solar panels. With her solar energy implementation from the best Texas solar company, she also received a home energy efficiency audit and upgrade. This analyzed how her home utilizes electricity, and helps fix major sources of energy loss. Darlene’s lighting was upgraded to LED. LED is a smart thermostat replaced the traditional thermostat. Her home and vent ducts were sealed to prevent energy waste while increasing the overall energy efficiency.
With solar, a new electric meter was installed on Darlina’s house, allowing her to take advantage of net metering. During the long, sunny days in El Paso, her solar panels will actually produce more electricity than she uses at times.
Net metering allows Darlina to sell the extra electricity produced back to the power company and her electric bill is credited while providing more power to her neighborhood. With an average rate increase of 3.5% she will save about $30,000 in the next 15 years. We can compare this to the $33,000 she has spent over the last 30 years.