They wanted solar power for a long time before they actually got it. Erica grew up with solar, so it was actually more normal for her to be on solar than to use grid electricity. Using coal based energy weighed on her and she wanted to be in a position where, and I thought this was a lovely quote; “she wasn’t adding to the world’s problems”.
For a long time though getting solar was out of reach, financially
While they didn’t have the funds for it immediately, they started saving and also doing their research on panels, suppliers and installations. They heard about the Community Bulk Buy Program through Liz Gardiner and signed up for the newsletter, where they saw the bulk buy rounds being advertised. They were attracted to the value it offered; being able to buy good quality for a relatively affordable price and after a few rounds they also heard good things from other people who had bought panels through the program
The real clincher though, the last bit of impetus for Erica and Matt to get solar was that they wanted …