Imagine being able to harness the power of the sun without having to install actual solar panels. Now you can. Yeloha is an ingenious solar energy startup that’s about to change history. Not only are they making it possible to share solar energy for as little as $65 a year, but they’re pretty nice folks too. When they say they want to make a difference, they actually mean it.
It’s especially cool for people like me. And by “like me” I mean busy. I want to do my part, but I need it to be easy. I’m not interested in living “off the grid.” I need the grid. I depend on the grid. I LIKE THE GRID. I’m not okay with intermittent power as a result of poor weather conditions. I genuinely want to do my part to generate clean energy without interrupting the cold comforts of the dirty kind I know and love.
Yeloha is a mental activists’ dream come true. You don’t have to have solar panels to have solar energy. Hell, you don’t even have to have a roof.
Here’s how it works. Basically you’re renting solar energy that’s generated from panels on someone else’s roof. This roof doesn’t have to be in your town or even your state. The savings gets delivered to your monthly utility bill as a credit. The savings varies just like your bill would but if you “earn” more solar credits than you need, they just roll over to your next bill. And as of this year, they don’t expire. It’s set up so that anyone, anywhere, at pretty much any income level (and pretty much any I.Q.) can do this. It’s simple. Like stupid simple.
I know you have a ton of questions. I did too, but look, I did the due diligence for you. I Googled, researched the web domain, researched the brick-and-mortar location, read all the press articles (listed and not listed) on their website, lightly cyber-stalked the upper management team on LinkedIn and Facebook and even had a half-hour conversation with their regional director. His name is Joel. Joel rocks.
Bottom line. These guys are making history. Even if you can only afford one or two panels. The savings might seem small, but the impact is significant. It reminds me of a great headlines from the Onion I read years ago.
“How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?” 30 Million People Wonder
So yes, your lone solar panel is a big deal. I bought 13. I plan to buy more. Even if I break even, it’s still worth it to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. If you could pay the same amount or less per month for your utilities while doing your part to generate clean, renewable energy, why wouldn’t you?