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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:15 PM
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Buying a house with solar panels
Problem is the panels are not wired up to water heater as they once were. For some reason, an old owner switched over to traditonal configuaration. So now we have these panels on the roof sitting there doing nothing. How do I find a contractor to come over and suggest how to put them to best use? Is there such a thing as a licensed solar panel contractor? Or should I really be looking for an electrician? I'm in the foothills east of Sacramento.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:00 PM
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1. Check out someone who sells/installs panels. Explain to them the problem and ask if
they can inspect the system and make recommendations.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:08 PM
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2. so you found someone who would take solar panels as payment?
:shrug:

who knew

electricians sound like a good idea

although might want to see if there is one that specializes in that
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:45 PM
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3. you are such an ass
cause i was gonna say that first!

:rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:46 PM
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4. neener neener
i got it first
:rofl:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:47 PM
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5. at least you're not gloating
:spank:
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:34 PM
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6. Here are some links that you should check out
Below is a link to a PBS series about building green. The host goes through several episodes of his house construction. The link has the videos from the series as well as other interesting bits of info.

http://www.buildinggreentv.com /

This link is from a google search for the company mentioned in the Building Green series. I'm not sure if it is the same company, however, they are located in Cali

http://www.sierrasolar.com/articles.php?article_id=41

I hope this helps somewhat. It would be really great if you could get those bad boys working for you.

Keep us posted if you are successful. Good Luck :hi:






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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:46 PM
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7. how big are they?
do they like cover half your roof or is it just a couple of small panels?

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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:58 PM
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8. Isn't this something your real estate agent should be taking care of?
:shrug:
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