How many times have you heard the phrase “if it’s too good to be true… then it probably isn’t.”? In January of 2010 I attended a solar workshop at the Killingworth Library given by Kapil Luthra and his brother Harsh. They were very knowledgeable about solar systems and how to get leasing and funding. I contacted them after the workshop for an individual meeting because “it sounded too good to be true”. Kapil was great explaining the cost benefits, leasing or purchasing, the installation process, and the outside inspections. Harsh prepared a proposal that included how the system works, an aerial view of my property for the proposed location, energy analysis and cost comparisons, 30 year costs of electricity, environmental benefits, terms and conditions and the agreement.
In July of 2012 BeFree Solar’s team built and installed a 6.16kW ground mount system composed of 28 panels. In three days we were operational. The workers were friendly, courteous, professional, and completed a perfect install. The Killingworth Town building inspector was the first of three inspectors to approve the system. At the end of the project BeFree presented us with a binder containing all the information we could ever need about our system. It is a great reference for contact numbers and answering questions for repairs, what if we sell the house?, etc. We can monitor each individual panel on the web anytime and anywhere to make sure they are operating at peak performance. After almost four years of operation there has only been one repair, a defective breaker shut down half the system. The electrician came out immediately and replaced it. No charge.
Over 4 years the environmental benefit has been huge. Using solar panels to date we have stopped 20,328.32 pounds of carbon emissions, planted an equivalent of 17 trees, and save 14.87 barrels of oil. We have not purchased one kilowatt of energy from the power company. In fact for the past three years they have written us a check every March for the extra kilowatts we have generated!
“If it sounds too good to be true, and it involves BeFree Solar don’t fret over it because, it definitely is true!” I highly recommend BeFree Solar for all your solar needs.