Solar options growing in Southeast Indiana

first_imgBatesville, In. — Thirteen homeowners and two businesses went “solar” with help from The Batesville/Oldenburg Solarizing Team in 2017. The locations are in the Batesville, Oldenburg and Greensburg areas.The group changed their name to Solarizing Indiana/Southeast because they want to widen their outreach in the three counties of Franklin, Ripley and Decatur.  The group has offered solar home tours during March of this year.Solar information sessions are scheduled for March 26, 2018, 6:30-7:3 30 pm at Greensburg Public Library, April 5, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library and May 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 p. m. at Brookville Public Library.   RSVP to Claire Whalen, OSF, at 812-933-6514 or email [email protected] local team is part of a statewide network of volunteers who believe renewable energy is a wonderful way for citizens, businesses and faith communities to reduce their energy use and their carbon footprints and lower their electric bills at the same time.   The group seeks to help neighbors as well as city government leaders to take advantage of the opportunities and incentives currently available.Homeowners and businesses will ask, why go solar now?  What’s the hurry?  The information sessions will answer those questions and more.   A local installer, Micah Lohrum from Greensburg, will be on hand for each info session to explain how solar systems work and to address specific questions.  Our team selected his company for the second year for his 2018 competitive bid and his record of satisfied customers.On one of the March 4th home tours visits, participants learned that a home solar system installed in 2014 cost about $1,000 per solar panel.   In 2018 a similar system would cost about $700 per panel and generally be more powerful than four years ago.  Signing up for this program with installations and interconnections to the grid completed before December 31, 2018, owners of these systems who are customers of public utility companies would get 15 years of net-metering and qualify for a federal tax credit of 30% of the full cost of the installation.  Both of these incentives will be disappearing over the next three to four years.So what would it cost for a typical home in Indiana that uses 10,000 kWh of electrical energy per year and installs solar panels to generate about 50% of their power?   The installed cost for this 4 kW solar array with standard solar panels would be about $9,840 upfront, but after the 30% investment tax credit, the system’s actual net cost would be about $6,888.  This could generate almost $600 in energy savings each year.   Today’s solar panels last for 25+ years with the utility-bill savings having paid for the system after 10-12 years.  After this time, your energy costs would continue to be half of today’s.  You can also add solar panels to charge an electric vehicle and a home battery system both covered in the 30% tax credit.last_img read more

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Mystery unraveled: Sanjay Bangar reveals selection criteria behind the No.4 spot

first_imgAdvertisement yzveNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6oosmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1krfug( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) q29lWould you ever consider trying this?😱54Can your students do this? 🌚8tcpfeRoller skating! Powered by Firework After his stint as the batting coach for the Team India came to an end, Sanjay Bangar talked about the selection criteria that the management had set in place for choosing the candidate for the No.4 spot. Advertisement After being replaced by Vikram Rathour, the former Kings XI Punjab coach mentioned that he won’t be pursuing any role anytime soon.Advertisement “I have been traveling for five years, I don’t think I may take up roles outside India immediately,”After giving a chance to several players for the No.4 spot, KL Rahul won the spot in time for the World Cup. Bangar elucidated how the management shortlisted the candidates. He said:Advertisement “The entire team management and selectors were part of the decision making for the No. 4 spot. The choice relied upon current form, fitness criteria, whether he was a left-hander, whether he could bowl, etc.,” Bangar revealed his disappointed upon the announcement and claimed that he moved on from it and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity he received. He said:“Being disappointed is a natural feeling, which lasted for just a few days. But I thank the BCCI and all the coaches, Duncan (Fletcher), Anil (Kumble) and Ravi (Shastri), for giving me an opportunity to serve Indian cricket for five years,”Read Also:Pakistani minister accuses India after top Lanka players opt out from Pakistan tourRavi Shastri finally opens up on Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli rift Advertisementlast_img read more

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SCOTIA BANK STEPS TO THE PLATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES:

first_imgThe Bomber Baseball program is very thankful for the efforts of the Scotia Bank Team helping to keep the cost of playing reasonable for the student athlete.Again the Bomber Baseball program want to thank the Scotia Bank for their support. The Nelson/Trail Scotia bank has been a strong supporter of the L. V. Rogers High School baseball program for the past couple of years.Again this year they stepped up to help the team with their fundraising, seen here are members of the Scotia Bank team giving a cheque to two Bomber players, the cheque matched the amount raised by the team during two fund raisers.last_img

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