|Founder David Bolt of Sustainable Future|
How did you feel the last time you opened your utility bill? Wonder how the cost could be so high? Many of David Bolt’s clients have seen their utility bills slashed, and some even get money back from the electric company. Bolt says he went for years without paying for power at his family’s East Tennessee home.
|Photovoltaic Panels at Sustainable Future Demonstration Garden|
While he says tax breaks and other incentives have long brought commercial clients as much as 15 to 22 percent annual return on their investment, Bolt says more residential customers are now seeing green. Bolt said this about investing in solar for your home, “With the current incentives though, for those people just interested in the financial investment, it’s a very good return. They’re somewhere between 7 and 9 percent return, that’s better than a cd is at the bank.” Bolt says a typical solar panel installation should pay for itself in 10 years, while the product carries a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty.