Last night the Argyle Council voted unanimously to allow Runner Susan (RS) an SUP for solar panels on her home. After living through the fracking shale nightmare, a Clean Air Act violation by one of the many facilities near her and foaming water that made plastic/waxy stuff (video), RS is trying to be a part of the solution.
Argyle P&Z denied the SUP so RS prepared a presentation for the Council last night and had several friends on hand for comments. I was going to talk about my success with solar panels and my neighbor’s support and enthusiasm. But I didn’t have to. The Council seemed confused by the need to even consider such a reasonable request and approved the SUP without discussion.
Congratulations to RS!
RS and I both took advantage of the current incentives being offered for Texans (all the information including contact is in that link).
I’m saving money with my solar panels even with the cloudy weather we’ve had lately. Tuesday, 5/21, I paid $.09 for my electric usage. Friday 5/24, I paid a whopping $.30. One day I paid $1.53 because we did several loads of laundry but most days, despite the clouds, I use under a $1.
RS has a bigger roof area, her panels will offset about 70% of her electric usage so she will save even more electricity.
Going solar has not only taken a strain off my pocket book, it is taking a strain off our grid. Texas ranks dead last in electricity reliability according to a recent assessment by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.