Decision on solar panels was a huge blunder

ABOUT four years ago my wife suggested we put solar panels on the roof of the house to try and beat our rapidly rising energy bills.

Mr Cheapskate said it would take years to recoup our outlay so we were better off just paying our electricity bill and keeping an eye on our usage.

How I have regretted that decision, because even in such a short time the money we've paid on our bills would have wiped out the costs of the panels.

We'd also be receiving a big dividend for sending power back to the grid.

My wife didn't need to remind me of my error when the latest bill arrived hitting the $1000 mark for the very first time.

It was like a slap in the face with a freshly caught mullet.

I feel for large families knowing how much electricity they can chew up weekly without trying.

There are just three of us, yet my bill is horrendous.

My wife has become a light Nazi and for once I have even started looking at the energy rating stickers on any new appliances we are looking to buy.

Unfortunately this has all come too late to beat the exorbitant bills we now receive each quarter from energy companies making millions at our expense.



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