Sunday, August 2, 2009

Man powers three homes from rooftop panels in South Sound

By Tad Stoner

Monday’s first 90-day homeowner reading of average electricity generation at the solar-powered South Sound house of the late Frank Banks suggests its 84 rooftop panels are creating enough power to operate three regular homes.

At the same time, authorities are pondering a change to the Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) scheme by which the firm charges home-based electricity generators for both the power they consume on their own premises and any excess power they send back into the CUC grid.

“For a 90-day period, we are producing an average of 79.43 kilowatt hours (KwH) per day,” said Lindsay Scott, owner of custom homebuilder and solar-power installer LAS Development...see full article.

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