Long story short: We’re tired of people always complaining about mountaintop removal but never doing anything about it. Never changing their ways and habits. Never taking a step in the direction toward reducing their own environmental footprint and impact.
So we’re gonna push some things down your throat over the next couple weeks.
Here’s the first thing you can do: implement solar panels at home and at work. We’ve done it (Jake) and it works. It’s not crazy expensive. It’ll change your life. And you won’t be burdened with using coal for energy.
There’s a great new company in Louisville we desperately want to promote called RegenEn Solar. The company provides state of the art renewable energy systems for consumers and installs solar panel systems for both residential and commercial buildings.
Solar prices are falling all over the place and with the recent announcement of both state and federal tax incentives (click here for a great example of the state & federal tax credits), you’d be ignorant not to jump on the bandwagon. What once cost me more than $20,000 (adding something like $70,000 in value) is now attainable for like $4,000. So before you drop $50K on a new kitchen or bathroom, consider a rooftop solar system that will not only lower your electricity bill and insulate you from the crazy energy market but will add tons of value to your home. Here’s a motivator: for every dollar saved annually because of an improvement, you gain $10-$20 in property value. If you’re like me and go from paying $150/month to LG&E to paying $15-$20, just imagine the value I’ve added over time.
I encourage you to check RegenEn out. They’re doing the right thing for our community, as well, by developing a philanthropic arm to give 2% of gross revenue to charity– helping the disadvantaged go solar. And you couldn’t work with nicer people.
I’ll be talking about RegenEn and its owner, Dan, over the next several weeks. So stay tuned. And if you have questions about going solar, hit me up or get in touch with the RegenEn Solar folks.