If I Had an Extra $80 Every Month

Posted by Mary Sweigert ~ June 6, 2008

(Stats show that in 2003, the average American's electricity bill added up to $81.42. http://www.grist.org/news/counter/2006/03/03/costs/

What would you do if you had that back? I might save up for a nice camera, a new bike... I'd wager you could come up with more than a few things you could throw that money towards.

Who hasn't imagined not having utility bills to pay every month? Even if the answer is no (unlikely) you could at least imagine if those bills were lower. What if those bills went away entirely? What if, instead of owing money to the electric company, they owed YOU money? What a concept, huh? That's exactly what people who've invested in solar panels can expect to experience.

Over the years, we've seen our electricity costs rise and the pinch is becoming more and more apparent as our resources strain to meet current demands. Even if your concerns are less environmental and more economic, solar panels make more than enough sense to take a look at.

In some cases you can still receive tax credits for the panels. Then you can sit back and relax knowing your electricity bill will be dwindling away into nothingness, while you save up for a new set of golf clubs or some scuba lessons.

So, what would you do with it?

Photo Credit: ScubaMarcos.com

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