NW Wind & Solar helps Arlington man go Solar

Boeing engineer Tom Flandro wanted to get off the grid and wean himself from foreign oil dependency, so when he was able to convert his two-story home to solar power and purchase an electric car, he took advantage of the opportunity.

“With everything that’s going on today, I can’t help wondering why everyone doesn’t do this,” said Flandro, who laughed as he acknowledged that the rainy Pacific Northwest might seem like a counterintuitive location for a solar-powered home. “Yes, it’s very cloudy here, but because of our latitude, the sun stays out longer during the summer months, which actually makes us more competitive than the traditional ‘sun belt’ places like New Mexico and Arizona.”

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