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Elmer's Success Story: How Solar Power Lowered His Energy Bill

At EnergyBillTrimmers, we're passionate about helping our customers transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Today, we're excited to share a success story that highlights the incredible impact of solar energy on one homeowner's life. Let's dive into the details of this transformation and the remarkable benefits it brought.

The Solar Solution

For this success story, we installed a solar energy system tailored to our customer's needs:

  • Modules: Jinko 385W BOB (x37)
  • Inverter: Enphase IQ8PLUS-72-2-US (x37)
  • System Size: 14.245 kW
  • Estimated Yearly Production: 20,870 kWh


We also integrated the innovative SPAN smart electrical panel, which proved ideal for battery backup, extending battery duration during outages and enabling the backup of every circuit. This smart panel eliminated the need for a critical loads panel and was the perfect fit for any project requiring a Main Panel Upgrade.

The Solar Benefits

Reduced Energy Costs: The homeowner's energy consumption before going solar included an annual utility bill of $3,286, based on an estimated cost of $0.155 per kWh. After the solar installation, the annual utility bill dropped significantly, with a new cost of just $180, translating to an average 25-year cost per solar kWh of $0.058. This drastic reduction in energy expenses resulted in tremendous financial savings.


Savings and Incentives: The solar system came with attractive incentives, including a Federal Tax Credit of $12,211.70. The net system cost after factoring in incentives was $28,494, offering an exceptional opportunity for substantial long-term savings.

A Transformative Impact: Over a span of 25 years, the projected savings from switching to solar energy were an impressive $176,589 compared to sticking with the conventional electric utility option. This substantial financial benefit illuminated the wisdom of embracing solar power.

Environmental Benefits: Beyond financial gains, the environmental impact was significant. The solar system offset an estimated 10 tons of CO2, equivalent to the emissions from multiple vehicles. Additionally, the equivalent of 346 trees were effectively planted through this solar journey, contributing to a healthier planet.


Increased Home Value: The value added to the homeowner's property was estimated to be $43,447, highlighting how investing in solar not only reduces bills but also enhances property value.

The Process

The transition to solar energy was a streamlined and efficient journey:

  1. Savings Report: The process began with a comprehensive savings report tailored to the homeowner's energy needs.
  2. Approval Process: Once the proposal was accepted, the approval process commenced.
  3. Documents: Necessary documents were prepared and reviewed for a smooth transition.
  4. Site Survey: A thorough site survey ensured the solar system's seamless integration.
  5. CAD/Permit: The necessary CAD designs and permits were obtained.
  6. Installation: Skilled professionals installed the solar panels.
  7. System Activation: The solar system was activated, marking the beginning of a new era of energy consumption.

A Greener Future Beckons

As more solar panels are set to be installed in the next two years in the United States than in the previous four decades combined, it's clear that the shift towards renewable energy is gaining momentum. This success story serves as a beacon of hope, showcasing the tangible benefits of embracing solar power – from financial savings to a reduced carbon footprint.

At EnergyBillTrimmers, we believe in the power of solar energy to transform lives and contribute to a brighter, greener future. Ready to make the switch? Contact us today to embark on your own solar journey and experience the remarkable benefits for yourself. Together, let's build a sustainable world powered by the sun!