LES paying more for you to go green

By: Kelly Sommariva

LES is paying a little more, hoping more people will want to generate their own power. Steve Green generates half his electricity through solar power. LES pays him for any extra he doesn't use. Beginning March 1st that rate will nearly double, energy limits will increase, and new producers will get a credit. But that doesn't mean the switch will make you much green.

“These panels will take over 30 years to pay for themselves, I'm probably never going to see a financial benefit unless the cost of energy skyrockets. But it's never going to go down,” Green said.

Steve's system cost more than $50,000. LES says they made the policy changes because of a growing interest within customers.

For more information call LES and ask for an Energy Service Representative.