I've been noticing that solar arrays have been sprouting up all over the place and some of them are impressive in their scale. They just put a massive one up at the dump, and of all places they put one up at the farm near us. Our neighbors and good friends B&KJ informed us of this long before the fact in case we were interested in being a part of it, and I said we were. Right before they installed the panels they had an informational meeting to gauge interest and have people sign up for the "solar cooperative," which of course we couldn't make for assorted reasons.
Either way, I told them we were interested, but when the time came to sign up, it turned out that it was not completely worth it for us because our electricity bills are, of all things, too low. The share price for being in the co-op were around $75 while our bills average about $35-40, which is not to shabby when you get down to it. So on the one hand it's nice to think that we're good at moderating our usage of electricity, on the other hand we can't be a member of the solar cooperative.
Then again, maybe I should paraphrase Groucho Marx when he said he would never be a member of a club that would accept him as a member.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Solar Energy World for the pic.