Solar Company Hopes To Light Way In Energy Conservation

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The Nelsens recently opened Green Scene Solar on Main Street, west of the Oxbow Saloon.

Rick and Karyn Nelsen, like so many others, have been inspired to go green. The pair started the Green Scene Solar Company five months ago to do their part for energy conservation.

“For many years there has been a shortage of information, consumer awareness, inconsistent product standards, utility rate structures and financial incentives as well as the unattractiveness of the standard rack system,” said co-owner Karyn Nelsen. “America has suffered from expensive energy costs tremendously.”

Green Scene Solar sells complete solar modular systems that go up in hours with only the help of a licensed electrician and start producing energy right away. These are not like traditional solar panels, which require extensive set up and wiring. They are Photovoltaic Solar Panels that use micro inverters, which allow each panel to perform independently and convert low voltage DC to AC at the module. Traditional panels, require a central inverter that is usually mounted inside the home.

“The opportunity to make every American a renewably energy generator is exciting,” Nelsen said.

Dubbed “solar in a box” for the three ready to go units in a box, the panels produce 5 percent to 25 percent more than traditional solar modules.

Two solar modules cost around $8,300, but quickly pay for themselves in energy savings and tax credits. APS gives homeowners with at least two solar modules a $3,000 rebate, the federal government gives a 30 percent tax credit and the state offers a $1,000 tax credit, Nelsen said.

Nelsen, along with her husband Rick, have owned Karik Construction Company for the last 14 years and Canyon Country Log Homes. The Nelsens recently ordered their own modular solar system to install on their commercial log building on Main Street.

For more information on Green Scene Solar, call (928) 468-6484, visit 617 W. Main St. or go to www.greenscenesolar.com.

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