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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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While I am not overproducing like my neighbors, I am nevertheless thrilled to be generating renewable energy from my own roof, reducing my electricity usage from the grid, and helping the environment over all. I love looking at the web portal and seeing how much I've generated daily, monthly, year to date, and overall since installation! I, too, am thrilled with my decision and only wish my system was bigger! We just don't think much about our solar system, it just keeps reliably pro ducing, and we seldom get a positive electric bill. After 26 months, our meter reads 98586, which means it has gone backwards and credited 1414 kWh. We are happy to be pro ducing clean energy. Is Solar or Renewable Energy Right for Your Home or Business? To determine if your home or business is solar suitable, first consider the orientation of your rooflines. The more south facing roof surface you have, the more energy you will produce. It is ideal to install solar panels on a surface within 40 degrees of direct south. Do trees shade your roof? If so, would you be able and willing to trim or remove them? What mate- rial is on your roof? Slate roofs are not good 135 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7

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