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Wrap up of January’s Solar Saturday: “Is Free Solar Really Free?”

19 Jan

On Saturday, January 14th, 2012, California Green Designs, a locally owned and operated solar installer serving Los Angeles for over 25-years, held a seminar set to answer this question.  Daily radio ads in LA repeat a promise of “Free Solar” over and over and many people think it is a scam.  How can something that has cost tens of thousands of dollars in the recent past and that was thought to be only for the ‘rich’ all of a sudden become free?  It is a fair question.

“Considering the recent political accusations that special government loans and grants were given to failed companies such as Solyndra in return for campaign donations, now is a time for solar advocates to exhibit the highest possible integrity,” says Sevan Varteressian, owner of CA-Green.

At the seminar, Sales Manager, Dan Burtt shared examples and gave explanations that cleared up the inaccurate statements being made in the radio adds.  “Solar is not free – however, special financing programs enable people with good credit to have solar installed with no upfront fees; and as long as their solar payment is less than their utility payment, they can obtain solar without adding net cost.  In some cases, depending on the client’s situation, their net monthly costs will even go down by adding solar to their home. “  Dan finished with, “Make no mistake – it’s not free; but it is a savvy way to save money and the environment.”

California Green Designs is hosting a series of seminars on the Second Saturday of every month that are specifically designed to dispel rumors and myths about solar.  For more info on the next Solar Saturday, “Are Solar Rebates Still Available? Why 2012 is the year to take the plunge.” click here:  Solar Saturdays