A powerful feeling – Solar tour, Oct. 6 &7
Tim and Robyn Wood don’t have to sweat over the electric bills for their Oregon home.
More often than not, their utility company – Wisconsin Power & Light of Madison – pays them for electricity.
With a 24-panel solar array for electricity, a separate solar panel system for the water heater and a small wind turbine, the Woods’ home is still connected to the state’s grid of electric transmission lines. But for the most part, the Woods power their own lights, laundry machines, computers, television and other household appliances.