By Ric Romero, ABC Channel 7 News Consumer Specialist, Thursday, May 21, 2009
KABC Consumer Specialist, Ric Romero
Would you put solar power in your home if you only had to pay a fraction of the cost? One homeowner did and he’s now saving plenty on his electric bill while helping out the environment at the same time.
Stephen Mark tells me he’s really trying to save energy. He recently installed energy saving appliances and lights in his Santa Monica home.
He drives a hybrid car, and his yard is being converted into drought tolerant plantings, but his latest environmental move was to put in solar power.
“I feel good that I’m not drawing from the coal power plants,” said Stephen.
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  1. Solar Panel Builder on May 27, 2009 at 12:34 am

    It is amazing how something like Solar Panels (which will be the norm in a few years) is still so expensive to build.

    I definitely recommend to build your own installation – people don’t realize how easy and inexpensive this is. My friends built solar installations

  2. LW on May 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Good Luck and Happy Blogging.

  3. Alternative Energy on June 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I agree with solar panel builder in that I can’t believe how expensive solar panels still are. If it wasnt for the cost of renewable energy, I think we would be more reliant on renewable energy rather than fossil fuel.