Solar Panels All Done!

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    We've been planning for a couple of years to get Solar panels, but the LA-DWP rebate program was all full until recently. We just got them installed and certified now so not only are we offsetting nearly 100% of our electrical usage but our power bill will be almost non-existent!

    Many people ask to use the photo, it's licensed as a creative commons attribution licence. So you're free to use it as long as you attribute it back to me. You can attribute it either to my real name "Mike Spasoff" or to my Flickr handle "Clownfish". A link back here would be nice but I don't require it (I believe Flickr's terms of service might though). Finally, I enjoy seeing everywhere the photo is used so feel free to leave a comment with a link to where you used it.


    Duncan Rawlinson - @thelastminute -, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. nikrawlinson 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this CC. I've used it on a post about the cost of installing solar cells at

    2. Sundust_L 77 months ago | reply

      Very good!! We've made something similar

    3. Peter Chen (Blog*Star) 77 months ago | reply

      Hi Mike,

      I have used your photo in my blog post Anti-reflective coating increase solar panel efficiency.

      Please have a look and let me know if you want anything changed.

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    4. bevangs 71 months ago | reply

      I too used your photo for a blog post on solar power, which you can check out here:


    5. marlies222 70 months ago | reply

      I used it too at my blog, Thanks:

      It's a blog about solar basics and financing residential solar. This post is about leasing in Connecticut (though I know you're in L.A. So am I. Howdy, neighbor!)

    6. qasim_qureshi90 62 months ago | reply

      cost of each panel ? any one tell me

    7. eastpole 62 months ago | reply

      Qasim, $500 - $700 USD per 130 watt panel, Jan. 2010. Likely Sharp or Kyocera panels.

      You can track the overall price of PV panels at

    8. Natural Wonder1 61 months ago | reply

      I will use on my website if you do not mind. How should I credit you?

    9. Clownfish 61 months ago | reply

      Feel free to use, you can credit simply with my Flickr Username "Clownfish" or my real name "Mike Spasoff" and a link back to this page.

    10. angelofdestiny76 60 months ago | reply

      ciao.bella immagine l'ho utilizzata per il mio blog

    11. ceo-me 60 months ago | reply

      Hey...Great Work.!!
      Thank you for sharing this as a CC


    12. ceo-me 58 months ago | reply

      Hello !!
      I wish to use your photo for my website...
      how do i credit you for the great pic you have shot ?

    13. Ray's DIY Solar panels 52 months ago | reply

      Who still hesitates about building their first solar panel? This picture showcases the power of freedom a family can have. Saving money on electricity has never been so easy before! Even better, if you can save the environment too.
      If you are interested in building your own solar panels in a few evenings, I advise you check out this article about the need of an instructional guide to complete your solar panel project in the least time possible.
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    14. alexclark82 22 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this amazing photo! I used it in my post here (with all the credits, of course):

    15. Michael2327williams 6 months ago | reply

      My house is costing me way to much too run on electricity. I really want to get some solar panels. I think that they will save me a lot.

    16. arthurcurry1985 4 weeks ago | reply

      I have been wanting to get solar panels for my house for a long time. I have wanted some ever since they came to existence and now they are more affordable and practical. I have them installed on my roof and I think that they will be a fantastic improvement for my energy consumption. I am still amazed that we can harness the Sun's radiation and turn it into energy. Simply amazing.

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