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WSAZ visited one homeowner who made the switch to solar energy in June. Michael Grady says he had them installed to help save money.
“It’s going to allow me to do exactly what I had hoped to,” Grady said. “The numbers right now are better than what I had expected.”
Grady says he looked at the panels as a long-term investment.
“I thought long-term, if I am going to make an investment in something, I can make it in the stock market and everything can crash and all that stuff kind of bothers me,” Grady said. “This, if this were to crash, I have a warranty with it so it is better than the stock market to me. Sure, my return might not be a million dollars but the truth of the matter is, it is going to give me financial security when I want to retire.”