Paul Borzelleca, Modern Boy Woodshop



Oct 16


“My bill dropped from $180 a month to $17 a month, which is just the base rate to connect to the grid. I would do it even if it was a 30-year payback just to generate with a clean source.”


The Modern Boy system was designed to produce 95 percent of the cabinetry shop’s electricity needs. Borzelleca tapped a Rural Energy for America Program grant to defray 25 percent of his rooftop system’s cost. A further 30 percent federal energy tax credit that’s available to anyone made it “an easy decision,” Borzelleca said. “This is roughly a $40,000 system that I got for about half that.”

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