When you live on a tropical island near the equator, solar energy seems like it should be the primary source of energy rather than “alternative” energy. When we bought a house, the first project my husband dove into was installing solar panels. We use electricity for lights, air conditioning, household appliances, hot water, pool filtration system, charging my electric car, and other daily tasks.
Power provided from Guam Power Authority is very expensive. Without solar panels, we would be paying approximately $600-700 per month for our power bill. With solar panels, we produce enough energy to earn a credit from the power company. At the end of 2019, Guam Power Authority actually cut us a check in the amount of $574.34 for all the extra power we had fed back to them during the year.