“I have been in the solar industry for over 30 years since the early 1980s. The 3 kW system in my house saved me around $600/yr and I was able to install this on my own. When people ask me about the panels, it’s mostly curious questions:How much do they cost to install? How does it work? Are there batteries? I tell them that solar thermal and solar electric have been around for decades. It behoves humanity to live off of incoming energy as opposed to reserves. My main reason for going solar was so I can power my electric car from my house.My Tesla X is coming in late September. I also installed a 68 kW system to power the local ice skating arena that I co-own. It has around 5,000 square feet of PV panels.”
Roger Voisinet, age 67, lives in a two century old historical home near the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he had also coached the ice hockey team for fifteen years. Voisinet is also co-chairman of TEDxCharlottesville and in the hall of fame for RE/MAX International, the world’s largest real estate company.