Here is an update to Joanne McNeal’s article in the April issue about her experience with installing solar energy in her home. Many readers may decide after reading her article that solar power is just not worth the expense and the effort. Don’t be too hasty. Recently, The Globe and Mail published an extensive article about the recent advances in alternate forms of energy. With solar power it is now possible to store much more power and most amazing of all, the price of installation and equipment has really come down. There are also jurisdictions in the U.S. where solar and wind power are competitive with or cheaper than gas and oil. So, readers, don’t be discouraged. Look into the cost. I am betting you will be pleasantly surprised. And don’t forget to look into the Alberta Government’s new Energy Efficiency Program. There may be help there as well.
Editor’s Note: Thank you for the update. Joanne’s article noted that prices are coming down. She has been a pioneer in terms of switching to solar energy, and hopefully more people will reap the benefits of decreasing costs and increased power.