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Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:01 AM

Solar panels being installed today

They are on the roof and by days end we will be the first house in the community with solar.

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Reply Solar panels being installed today (Original post)
liberal N proud Oct 2017 OP
PoliticAverse Oct 2017 #1
liberal N proud Oct 2017 #2
guillaumeb Oct 2017 #3
liberal N proud Oct 2017 #6
cyclonefence Oct 2017 #4
Kolesar Oct 2017 #5
liberal N proud Oct 2017 #7
Name removed Jan 2018 #8
Woodwizard Jan 2019 #9
cyclonefence Jan 2019 #10

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:03 AM

1. What's the estimated payback time? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:04 AM

2. We went with lease because of cash flow

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:35 AM

3. My daughter is considering solar.

How does the lease work in your area?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:07 PM

6. Flat rate per month for a specific amount of kwh

Pay electric company for anything over that.

Should cut our bill by more than 50%

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:11 AM

4. We bought panels about six years ago

and between tax credits etc. from state and feds, and electric bills cut by about a third, and the sale of SRECS, we reached payback a few months ago. We have an array of 14 panels, installed at a cost of $40,000. We paid out of pocket about $25,000.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:14 AM

5. You are my hero...eom !!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:08 PM

7. Even at $25k, it would have been difficult

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 12:35 PM

9. How many KW

How many kilowatts is your system? We installed a 9 kw system in 2014 36 panels at 250 watts apiece on my shop roof, it feeds our house too. Added another 1kw ground mount system and have another 3kw of panels I picked up on sale from solar boulevard I still have to install. We are close to 80 percent in energy generation. With the additional 3k should hit 100.

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 06:45 AM

10. I bow before you

We are only 6.75 kW. Well done, especially picking up panels on sale andn installing them yourself.

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