Rays That Pay

Rays That Pay

Enticed by state and federal energy incentives, a utility rebate program, and falling prices for solar panels, a Colorado couple hooks their home up to the sun.

By Susan J. Tweit/Illustration by James Joyce
Published: September-October 2011

"People get really excited," says Welch. "All of a sudden, they're watching how many kilowatt-hours they're producing and comparing it to their usage. It's like a challenge. That's the empowering part," he adds, laughing at his own pun. "It's not a status symbol, it's a statement of living what you preach."

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