Local Man Reduces Utility Costs Using Solar Panels
Solar panels are eligible for most state, federal and utility tax credits and incentives that could reduce the total cost by 50-percent. ..
Alternate, renewable energy systems are growing in demand among homeowners who are looking for ways to cut rising energy costs.
One area man is using solar panels as an option to reduce his utility costs. After 22 months of research, Perry Kent of Mansfield found the perfect renewable energy system to meet his needs. Kent is installing solar panels on the roof of his home at 427 Hammond Avenue.
He said this form of alternative energy will reduce his energy costs by 80 percent and provides a net meter system. Kent said currently he averages 13,000 kilowatts a year for his 1,100 square foot home. Kent said his passion is to see urban neighborhoods revitalized through renewable energy systems.
The average cost to install solar panels ranges from $10,000 to $40,000. Solar panels are eligible for most state, federal and utility tax credits and incentives that could reduce the total cost by 50 percent.