Professionals Key to Success with Renewable Energy Projects
Reader comment on: Alternative Energy in Maine
Submitted by Fred Greenhalgh (United States), Dec 23, 2010 11:20
As a representative of a professional solar energy installation company that has installed over 2,500 successful systems in Maine and New Hampshire, I'd like to remind people that the article clearly illustrates the problem is with an incompetent contractor, not with the technology itself.
Solar hot water is a proven renewable technology that when designed and installed by skilled professionals can save a household more than 300 gallons of oil per year while eliminating more than 5,000 lbs. of CO2 emissions. Given that Mainers export over $2 billion to buy liquid fuels each year, and several millions gallons of that oil is wasted heating water when the sun is shining, the need for the technology has never been stronger.
To ensure that a solar hot water system will deliver maximum possible energy savings, the process begins with a rigorous site evaluation, then moves to custom system design, which is then followed by professional installation by a team of highly trained, certified solar technicians.
As with any home improvement project, a bad contractor makes for a bad project. But when installed thoughtfully and professionally, these systems will reliably save homeowners money as was promised.
- Fred Greenhalgh
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