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PROVO- Imagine what it would be like to cut your electricity bill in half every month.  That’s what members of the Utah Valley Earth Forum say you can do by switching to solar powered energy.

Their project is called the Utah Valley Community Solar Program, and starting now, the group is holding meetings for anyone interested in going solar.  The whole idea is to get as many people as possible to make the switch all at once because the bigger the number, the cheaper the price.

Utah Valley Earth Forum, the group who brought the idea to Utah County, have chosen Intermountain Wind and Solar to do the installations for the group purchase because the company is offering a large group discount.

Intermountain Wind and Solar have done many solar panel installations, including projects for IKEA, eBay, Park City Transit and many homes throughout Utah.

However, saving money is not the only reason people are interested in getting solar panels.  For Carol Walters, it is more of a responsibility.

“We have to start watching what we’re doing.  We just need to be responsible citizens of the Earth.  We don’t want to be responsible for polluting our atmosphere,” Walters said.

Walters and her husband have been using solar power for more than 2 years now.  She says it works great for her and her family.  They only have to pay for the amount of power they actually use.

The next meeting for the solar program will be this Thursday at the Orem Senior Friendship Center at 6:30 P.M.

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