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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Solar Savings

Government subsidies allow Hoons and Takemuras to save money and resources with solar power


January 25, 2018

Ken Graham

Solar panels on the home of Dayton residents Denise and Terry Hoon are returning big savings.

DAYTON--Going solar was on Terry Hoon's mind for a long time before he and his wife, Denise, attended a Walla Walla promotional dinner in the spring of 2016 to hear about the benefits of solar-produced electricity.

The Hoons contacted Walla Walla Electric to perform an in-home evaluation and provide an estimate for the 22 solar panels which were installed on the roof of their home in September, 2016. Hoon said electricity production through the solar grid began in October, 2016.

"As of this October we are one year into it, and the kilowatts produced have met my expectations," Terry said.


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