Solar Power--Anyone have any experience?

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    The rear of my home is full south facing (does a number on my roof) I was having a conversation with some friends and the topic of solar power came up, my place is set up perfectly, no one I know has ever investigated it. Anyone here have?

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    fuck that
     
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    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    This nigga


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    Yes
     
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    fuckthis
     
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  6. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    I'm looking into solar shingles

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    rather than the traditional big panels
     
  7. Mlaw

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    ...and?
     
  8. Bro

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    I hear it saves a lot of money.
     
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    I had a solar calculator once.
     
  10. face palm

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    wait
    something Mlaw isn't an expert on
    :facepalm:
     
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    i've seen the sun
     
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  12. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    As long as you don't expect to actually save money, it's fine. Your return is usually a long ways away. But it's not always about saving money.
     
  13. Mlaw

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    why doesn't it save money? Doesn't excess go back to the grid?
     
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    i know someone that says she gets a check from the power co
    she says her meters go in reverse
     
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    It's usually the initial investment that costs so much. I don't know if it's a state of fed law but around here the utilities are required to pay you for your excess production if you have any. I kind of doubt that you will have any excess with solar panels on your roof though. You can do hot water and heat your home in addition to electricity. The hot water deal is a lot cheaper.
     
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    Does she have a windmill or just rooftop panels?
     
  17. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    there is a 30% federal tax credit through 2016
    sales tax exempt
    other incentives
     
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    \
    microinverters. Insist on them.
     
  19. DrivenByDemons

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    Not true. Tax breaks can get you pure profit after 5 years depending on your situation.
     
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    i don't know
    but she is also a political figure in the county
    nuf said :dontknow: