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News: Benefits of solar power clear after two years

My wife and I considered installing solar power in our Silver Spring home after a renovation focused on energy efficiency still left us with large electric bills.

The renovation included geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient windows and insulation throughout our 1920s bungalow, and sealing all air leaks with the assistance of infrared testing. Our starting point for educating ourselves on solar power was the DC Solar Tour in October 2011, which offered a great opportunity to visit solar users near our home and “ground truth” its costs and benefits.

Read the full story. (Washington Post)