I've been thinking about getting solar panels for my house. My monthly bill from Eversource has been climbing higher and higher. My energy bill is so high, I am ashamed to share the number. 

I don't know what to blame. If you own a pool, you know that your summer bills can get pretty hefty, especially when they are coupled with powering air conditioners in your home. I'd like to blame all of the Fortnite competitions. The neighborhood kids gather and my house on the daily to play one another and dance their weird little Fortnite dances. Regardless of what the cause is, we use a lot of energy and my house. A lot.

I've been thinking about solar energy for several years now, but have never pulled the trigger on it. I've kind of been waiting for someone I know to go solar, so that I could ask them how it's been working out for them, but no one I know has taken the leap yet.

I've been doing some research about how solar energy works, and all of the benefits and tax credits that are available to homeowners. Some of them are set to expire in the next several years, and some of the incentives here in Massachusetts are going to be revamped in the next month or two. I am very tempted to take the leap and give this solar thing a try.

Has anyone transitioned to solar power? If so, how are you liking it? Do you still have an energy bill? Do the solar panels work as well as you thought they would? Did you buy or lease your panels? What are the drawbacks? What are the benefits?

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