We have our solar panels at last! As you may remember, I mentioned last July that we were getting solar panels. Well we have finally reached the installation part of the process. When we signed the contract at the end of July we were told that it would probably be December before they were installed. And so it was.
Last week the installers came and did a lot of electrical work and installed conduits and I am not sure what else. Then icy weather interrupted the process. Working outside in New England in December is tricky. More snow was predicted for this week end, so the installers came on Friday (the 13th)…before the storm.
It was an overcast COLD day. Cold to be working outside.. on a roof… but I guess they are used to it.
First they unloaded the panels. Aren’t they beautiful?
And then they had to set up the racks that would hold the panels. Here is the first step.
I had to leave before they finished so I couldn’t get a picture until the next day.
There is still an inspection that has to happen and then my friends at National Grid have to connect something on their end. And then we are energy producers. We are hoping to generate all the electricity we use…without coal, oil, natural gas or nuclear energy. From the sun.
And THAT is a very good thing!