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Solar Panel Installation on the Rise in Ohio
COLUMBUS (Andrew Michael) -- Solar panel installations are on the rise in Ohio. The state is ranked eleventh in the nation in installations and leading the boom are baby boomers who now see the investment possibilities.
Marlin Languis lives in northwest Columbus and had his solar unit installed in June. He said hes wanted to make the jump to solar for five years, and decided to now because the price is right and technology has improved drastically.
Improvement to batteries in the panels allows excess electric to flows back out to the power grid.
Organizations like Green Energy Ohio help homeowners understand all the incentives and the rules with renewable energy. Officials say it takes about 10 years to make a return on investment after switching to solar energy.