Spring is in full force, bringing the all-too familiar tale of spring cleaning to the table.

But home improvement might be less dependent on getting rid of things and more in favor of bringing new things in — things like solar panels.

Chuck Fortin of Savage convinced his family to do just that last year.

“It just seemed like we should do our part in generating our own electricity,” he said.

Fortin’s family bought a new home and, after living there for just two years, he proposed the idea to his wife. The two set aside a budget every year for home improvement, and in 2018, he layed out the idea.

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