Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Solar success

Its been just over six months since we had our solar panels installed. At the time I was rather concerned taking on more debt but was assured that our repayments would be equal to our bill. I must say I'm feeling in a better frame of mind now, having recently paid off my car loan, along with receiving our second electricity bill. We are now in CREDIT with the electricity company......Hooray!!

Our electricity bill has gone from $300.00 - 400.00 a quarter to $30.99 in credit. Its a great feeling. I'm sure we could do better by adjusting some of the ways we use power in our home. Also I think Tony is finally going to close down his six foot fish tank. As you can imagine it consumes a fair bit of power. After reading Narelle's post yesterday I'm off to get some standby adapters. I've been thinking about it for a while but have not followed through. Thanks for the prompt Narelle.

Hope the sun is shining at your place


HAZEL said...

Ours have just gone in...I can't wait to see what they do to our bill.

Rose said...

We haven't done it yet but that bill must be a great feeling!

nellymary said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for linking back...the standby power remote is proving to be great...the boys have adjusted to it easily...and are even turning of their tv if they are going to be out for the day...I can't wait to see my next bill...If I can get it halved,...I would be wrapped...Well done with your bill.

Anonymous said...

That is great news. So happy for you.

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

What a great feeling that must be. We are looking to build a new house in the next year or so and I would love to get solar pannels. Our bill is only around the $180 per quater so I would assume that being in sunny Kilcoy we would be able to get a decent rebate on each bill.

rhonda jean said...

Well done, Lisa! That's such a great result.