Want to perk yourself up during the gloomy days of this winter? Install solar on your house and become part of the solution.

In November 2015 our family installed a 3,500-watt system on our Avery Road home at a modest cost. It was a simple process, with Sunrun taking care of everything — town permits, installation, electrical inspections, hookups, etc.

We recently received an update on our net use of electricity from the grid for 2016. It was zero. I encourage those of you who have the right exposure to not only think about it but do it! It feels good. And while you’re at it, encourage the Garrison School, in particular, as well as the numerous other public buildings that qualify, to get on board and go solar as we say good riddance to Indian Point.

Let the sunshine in.

John Benjamin, Garrison

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