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This morning, Grist highlights a recent video of George Musser, an editor at Scientific American, showing off the solar panels at his New Jersey home.

In the video, Musser says he’s dreamed of a solar-powered house since he was a kid, and that economic conditions have made it a reality. His system, which only cost around $5,000 after state, local and federal incentives, will pay for itself in less than six years:

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.