In the spirit of Earth Day, we’re talking about going green. KTEN’s Jhen Kordela says you can save money and reduce your energy production at the same time.
The federal government is offering a 30-percent tax credit on solar panels. Some states are even willing to pay half the cost. And, right here at home, in Denton, Texas, Encore energy offers $2.46 per watt on your electric system for going green.
Earth Day is about caring for the environment and maximizing its resources in a responsible way.
Federally, President Obama has made that one of his many missions.
“The bulk of our efforts must focus on unleashing a new, clean energy economy that will begin to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, cut our carbon pollution by about 80 percent by 2050, and create millions of new jobs right here in America,” President Obama, stated to the media on Earth Day.
Locally, Sun City Solar Energy, in Grayson County, has a similar plan.
The whole idea of it is to offset your energy consumption,” says Richard Ayala, of Sun City Solar Energy.
The family-owned business is new to Sherman, but not to the Sooner or Lone Star state. It offers solar power electricity, hot water heaters and pools. The solar panels can power up signs and spin the blades on fans.
The solar panels can also increase the value of your home. Think of it this way, an investment of a few thousand dollars now, could save you thousands more down the line.
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