Solar Testimonials

Suzanne Barnes Testimonial

Why Solar?

My daughter, who is an architect, influenced me to go solar. Her home is completely off grid and her electric supply is generated by solar power. There are no fossil fuels being extracted from the earth nor are there any pollutants being emitted.

The Process

The process was a no brainer and the funding was excellent! With both the NYSERDA grant and federal and state tax credits the price was well below market rate. ETM Solar Works did everything necessary to complete my installation. I barely had to do anything.

Outcomes

Although my system has just been recently installed, I have noticed there are no interruption with my service. I generate electricity from the sun regardless of the weather.

The Best Part

The solar panel’s lifespan is at least 30 years, which is great! Another positive aspect is that if I decide to move it will remain with the house. This is a very positive investment, so why wouldn’t you want to do it?

Bocek Testimonial

Why Solar?

We have wanted to go solar for a long time. We have a strong belief in renewable energy and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Another major concern was how much we were paying the utility companies for the usage of convenient fuels.

The Process

The communication between ETM and STSW was totally seamless. STSW held the workshops, which educated us on solar and we built a relationship with ETM as they walked us through the process. We signed the contract and ETM took care of the rest!

Outcomes

We just received our first utility bill and immediately started stockpiling credits. Other than the minimal fee NYSEG has to change us for delivery, we will be in very good shape. The available sunshine here is helping us reach that goal of powering out home with solar power.

The Best Part

The money we are saving from our energy usage will open up options to possibly purchase an electric car and an electric hot water heater. We encourage our friends and neighbors to learn about the benefits of solar power for them and for the planet.

Chris Burger Testimonial

My wife and I built our energy efficient 2200 sq.ft. home in 1978. Electricity powers everything, including heat, cooling, and hot water. We insulated the outside of our foundation to take advantage of passive geothermal. Oriented to take full advantage of solar, we built a 27 foot, 2 story attached sunroom with a brick trombe half wall to collect and store passive solar energy. We use radiant electric for backup which comfortably and seamlessly takes over when we run out of stored solar. More recently we added 21 solar PV panels on our roof to create a fossil fuel free home. We pay NYSEG for electric storage, although we hope to invest in some on-site electric storage in the future. We paid off our panels in 3 years and now power our home for free. We calculated that we could have fixed the price of electricity at current rates and paid for the panels in 10 years with the savings on our utility bills. If we had amortized the cost over 30 years, our energy bill would have been close to a third of what we would have paid at today’s pricing.