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Hatfield Homeowner Gets Solar Energy Rebate

dollarA Hatfield Township Woman is the 1,000th Pennsylvania homeowner to receive a check under the PA Sunshine Solar Rebate Program for making her home sun-powered. Mercury Solar Systems installed a photovoltaic electric system in Sally Kauffman’s home.  The General Manager of the company’s Philadelphia office, Andrew Kleeman, says a solar power system typically provides about 1/4 to 3/4 of a home’s electric needs.

“The solar power system doesn’t replace the electrical connection with the utility company.  It supplants a lot of the power that would otherwise come through that system, so right now Sally’s meter is literally spinning backwards because she’s not using much power and the solar arrays are producing a great deal of power on this solar perfect day.”

The noontime sun was shining brightly as he spoke.  He says any excess a solar system generates goes into the grid where electric companies pool their power, and the homeowner gets a credit on the next bill.  Kauffman, the homeowner, says it made a big difference in her latest electric bill.

“When the electric prices went up in January my bill was quite high.  I have a house that’s all electric.  It was over $600 dollars and the last bill, for a whole month with the system being put up, was $198 so it really has made a big difference.”

Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger says the Gulf of Mexico oil spill underscores the need for clean energy.

“There’s no sun spill from this system.  There’s no wind spill.  When you’re investing in solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, you’re investing in absolutely zero-pollution technology.”

Hanger says the state rebates go down as the cost of solar energy equipment and installation goes down, and the cost keeps dropping as more people get it.
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WNPV AM 1440 Well, we played TWO games of Bingo tonight! Mary Ann Richard of Tylersport won the first game with just 10 numbers called! So we had time to play a second which Dan Yoder of Lansdale won! It's easy to play and win so pick up your official bingo card and be ready when snow closings cause us to play again!
WNPV AM 1440 As expected, WNPV will be playing Snow Bingo again tonight at 5! Since we didn't get nearly the amount of snow they predicted, you can still get your official orange bingo card at Barb-Lin Carpet One, 640 North Main Street in Doylestown ... Henning's Trains, 128 South Line street in Lansdale ... or at Walton's on the corner of South Broad and Hancock Streets in Lansdale. No purchase necessary.
WNPV AM 1440 Congratulations to Dave Friesen of Harleysville ... the winner of our 3rd Snow Bingo game of the season! Odds are we'll have another game tomorrow so stay tuned ...
WNPV AM 1440 Thanks to Mother Nature, WNPV Radio will be playing Bingo again tonight at 5 PM. Play to win 2 VIP car washes at Lansdale Car Wash, a $50 gift card from Gimaro's Seafood and Steaks in Montgomeryville, and a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle from CardSmart in North Wales and Quakertown! There's no purchase necessary but you must have the official 2015 orange bingo card available at Walton's in Lansdale, Barb-Lin Carpet One in Doylestown, and Henning's Trains in Lansdale.

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