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Solar panels in Sunset Valley cut homeowner's power bills by 66%!

19 Jun 2017

Posted in Alba Energy News, General, Residential by Alba Energy

The following interview was conducted with Donny H., recent Alba Energy residential solar customer who lives in the Austin, Texas suburb of Sunset Valley. Find out how much money you could be saving on electricity costs by requesting a FREE solar consultation TODAY!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and a year after graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio I moved to the Austin area to own and run a business. My wife and I moved to Sunset Valley, Texas 40 years ago in the same home and 5 acres we still live in and on today. My daughter was raised in that home and built a home next door to us.

Why did you decide to switch to solar energy?

Three years ago, I bought an 8,500 square foot office building in Austin. In order to keep rents affordable, I knew that being energy efficient would be paramount. I replaced all of the A/C units, changed out all the lights, and put in solar screens.

Solar seemed to be the next step and with Alba Energy’s help, we have saved thousands of dollars in energy costs that the tenants would have to otherwise paid. It has made for a better relationship with the tenants as well as kept their rents lower.

With the great success of that project and the fantastic job that Alba Energy did, I wanted to add solar to my home. Alba completed that project just before the first of the year (2017). A huge key for doing the project at my home was to contain energy costs when I retire. Energy costs do nothing but go up and the solar has saved up over 66% of our electric costs. That will allow us to retire with a greater assurance of containing energy costs.

Energy costs do nothing but go up and the solar has saved up over 66% of our electric costs.”

How much did you know about solar energy?

I had a discussion with another solar company and learned very little other than they were not trustworthy and I would not use them. I was referred to Alba Energy by a client and it was one of the best referrals I ever received. They explained the entire process and provided realistic numbers, and they educated me so that I could make an intelligent decision. Everything they provided has proven to be accurate and even conservative on the energy savings and costs.

What kind of system did Alba Energy install for your home?

We constructed a 45×15 solar structure with 40 solar panels. The run from the equipment on the structure to the house was over 150 feet and they handled everything brilliantly.


Click to learn more about this Sunset Valley solar panel installation.

What made you choose Alba Energy for your solar installation?

As I said before, I was referred to Alba Energy by a client.

What was the process of going solar like?

The project at my building was seamless 100% because of Alba Energy. They were super respectful of my tenants and even did the switch-over at 7am to prevent any disruptions for my tenants and their clients. The project at my home would not have happened had Alba not done an amazing job navigating the regulatory process and actually did the work on getting a variance to allow us to build a solar structure.

What benefits have you seen from going solar?

The solar has saved up over 66% of our electric costs at home. My wife is absolutely flabbergasted and thrilled we are saving that much. It is the first time in our 40 years of marriage that she brags about our electric bill!

Related Reading: Saving Money With Solar In Sunset Valley

What would you say to someone who is interested in going solar?

I would totally recommend anyone to go solar if they use Alba Energy. They will give you the straight scoop about solar and build a system that is the right one at the right price.

I was super-impressed when Alba Energy talked a close friend of mine OUT of solar because it would not have worked due to the tree cover.”

I was super-impressed when Alba Energy talked a close friend of mine OUT of solar because it would not have worked due to the tree cover. Another company told him solar would work and was going to install a system exactly twice the price of what Alba Energy would have charged. My friend, who has a ranch house off-the-grid with solar was extremely grateful to Alba Energy for their ethical approach to business. He would have spent tens of thousands of dollars for a system that would not have worked.

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