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
“I’ve had no problems. I like the website and mobile app, they’re really nice. They are useful and help with my curiosity. When I’m out of town, it’s nice to know the weather back at home — it’s like an insight into your backyard. I also like that I can keep an eye on my investment. When it’s working, it’s something you don’t think about and it’s been working flawlessly for two years now. So, everything is really good.”
“Things are great. I’ve had no bill in six months! It’s going well and it’s been two years now. This year has been better than last year. I’m happy — it’s doing exactly what they said it would. It’s hard to pass up when the federal and state incentives are so good.”
“I am 100% super happy. My system is working as advertised. It was the right thing to do at the right time and price. Everyone should go solar. The more people who make that statement, the more of a commitment we make to future generations. We have to get away from fossil fuels — solar is the future.”
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. With our needs and what we do, it just made sense. Where we live, we have all electric and it covers 100% of it. Yeah, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”
“Our system runs well. We are really happy with everything and it runs itself so we don’t have to ask any questions. The monitoring is really helpful. We have the app and we don’t have to do anything on our end. It was not high-pressure sales at all. Beginning to end, we are very very happy with Solar Liberty and won’t hesitate to refer you. Thank you for checking in.”
“[My system] is working just fine. We are getting a lot of free electricity!”
“I love my $18 bill! And… I’m helping the environment. That’s one of the main reasons I did it even though I knew it would take some time to recoup my investment. I was going to do it no matter what.”
“The team at Solar Liberty was responsive, skilled, and efficient from the first conversation to the finished project. And with the Solarize Croton campaign, solar to cover 100% of our electricity was amazingly affordable. So glad to have made the switch to solar!”