Solar became the paramount solution for Sueling Cho and Tom Hammer when their monthly utility bill reached $400a month in 2005. Located in Los Gatos, California, the pair had been considering a solar-powered electrical solutionfor years. The arrival of that bill proved to be the tipping point.
“Our utility bill in the winter-time was usually in the $200 to $300 range,” recalls Cho. “But as energy pricescontinued to go up and our bill topped $400, I knew it was time to make a change—I was really worried aboutwhat we’d be paying when summer came, and it was time to run the air conditioning. I’d been researching solarcompanies for quite some time, and decided to go with SunPower panels.”
“I love having a $5.80 electrical bill every month!” Sueling Cho
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According to Cho, the evidence made her choice an easy one. “Throughmy Internet research, I found an informational chart on the CaliforniaEnergy Commission’s website that compared all of the most popular solarpower vendors and their products. Quite clearly, SunPower was ratedthe most efficient. That really impressed me, because it meant that theirpanels wouldn’t take up as much of my roof space. This concept wasvery attractive to my husband and me.”