Marcia and Michael Eason’s solar system was featured on the front page of the Home and Style Section of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday, September 25th. SunRock Solar installed the system in July of 2009. The Easons live in West Chester. Their house was highlighted because it is part of the 2010 Solar Tour Organized by Green Energy Ohio. The Solar Tour takes place this weekend, October 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested in participating in the solar tour to see more of SunRock’s installations around southwest Ohio check out the website to organize your own personal tour.
SunRock Solar is mentioned in a September issue of the Business Courier in an article entitled, “Rocknoll a Pioneer in Local Wind Turbine Technology.” The article talks a lot about wind power and turbines that are going up in the area, but solar power is also mentioned as a system that is often combined with wind technology. The following excerpt was taken from the article and features our work for the company Recto Molded products and its owner Per Flem.
A proven success is Recto Molded Products in Oakley, which had 198 solar panels installed in December 2009 by Blue Ash company SunRock Solar. Recto Molded owner Per Flem estimates the company will have a revenue of about $17,000 per year on renewable energy credits. That doesn’t even factor in the savings on reduced electricity consumption.
“There’s absolutely no question that there’s not a two-year payback on this project,” Flem said.
It cost $260,000 to install the panels. The state of Ohio paid for half of the project and the federal government paid 30 percent. With an added tax depreciation, Recto Molded’s net out-of-pocket cost to install the panels was somewhere around $50,000.
“Besides, it’s cool,” Flem said. “It really is neat to be generating your own electricity.”
We think it is pretty cool too.