Dana & Gale VerHague – Forestville, NY
“Think about it. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people purchase a $30,000-vehicle each day. They don’t even think twice about it. That vehicle depreciates immediately when driven off the lot. It’s costly in maintenance and the typical warranty only lasts about three, maybe five years at best.
Solar panels, on the other hand, add value to my own personal property. Solar helps almost eliminate my entire utility bill. Not to mention, my total cost of the purchase was cut nearly 65% after federal and state tax credits and NYSERDA grants were applied.
On top of all that, the panels have a 25-year warranty.
If those same considerations and incentives were applied to buying an SUV, luxury car or pickup truck — of course the person would buy the vehicle.
So, why wouldn’t someone buy solar?”
– Dana VerHague
David & Trudi Schwert – Medina, NY
“It was a natural progression for us. We’ve always recycled, composted, returned bottles, reused, repurposed, repaired — done whatever we could do to use our natural resources wisely.
It’s the way we were both raised and we taught our children to be that way, too. I think many folks of our generation have the same values and would love the opportunity we had to convert to solar power.”
– Trudi Schwert