Historic Home Gets Solar Panels in Albany, Oregon

Location: Albany, Oregon
Services(s): Roof Mounted Solar Panels
Category: Residential
Estimated Savings: $50,000

Historic Decision Opens Up Possibility for Other Historic Homes

Solar panels are rarely installed on historic homes because of aesthetic concerns. But in a precedent-shattering move, the Albany, Oregon landmarks commission decided to allow Green Ridge Solar to install solar panels on a historic home in a historic district in the city.

The commission was initially skeptical of the solar installation, but they were quickly convinced by the USA-made black-on-black solar panels. The commission stated they liked the look of the solar panels and did not think the panels would hurt the historic look of the home.

Their solar panels will offset more than 100% of the household’s annual energy usage and save an estimated $20,000 on energy bills in the first 10 years. That’s upwards of $50,000 over the next 25 years. And as energy prices continue to increase due to inflation, those savings will only grow bigger and bigger.

If utility prices keep rising at they rate they have been recently, that savings can compound even higher! This is especially true in the Albany, Oregon area, which has been installing more and more solar. This has meant millions in energy savings for those Albany, Oregon families and businesses.

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Since we bought our place, I envisioned restoring and maintaining the rich history of this great area along with being able to integrate green and renewable energy. It brings me great excitement that not only were we approved, but also the chance for others to follow and open the world of historical preservation with state of the art solar power.