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Shoot....Solindra took O'Bama and our government for 500K....1/2 a billion....but of course no one is actually as dumb as our government.
Well... We haven't signed any paper yet. There is some pressure sales, but we'll be okay.Sorry to be skeptical BB....but I would be careful relying on those estimates.
I suppose you're right, but this wasn't an estimate. This was to look at the location of the house, the slope of the roof and such things. We are pretty sure we have good solar potential and this confirmed it.I've really never heard of a Solar estimate that was not favorable....
We aren't worried about resale value. We're going to live here till we die, which probably within twenty years. Our goal is to live well from now till then. We think it's a safe bet that utility electricity will cost more in the future. I guess we're just trying to figure out how much to install now and how much to install later. The costs are dropping and the technology is improving. So we're thinking of doing some now and some later.And do remember, depending on your age and intent to live there, Solor installations as to resale value, arer anybodys guess....as better technologies and costs to maintain with new batteries etc are completely just a F'n guess.
(Solar estimates are much like...even worse...than leasing or financing a car thru a dealer...most people do not understand the underllying assumption or discount rates that are used....and that is the dealers advantage in a consumer's ignorence.)
I deal with them in a different way. I use bait. I dont have solar panels but they like to get in under roofs and destroy insulation. No squirrels anywhere iv used bait.. If you have trees or tall bushes within 10 feet of the house, and live in an area with lots of squirrels, you should definitely do your research before taking the solar plunge.
China is the heavyweight leader but there are plenty of panels made in South Korea and the USA.Solar panels and great but they need to be made here in this country, or at least in north america.Its not Rocket Science. Ill be looking for some soon and i dont want any Made in china or any other communist country.
I dont see japan on that list either and theres a country that has fallen as far as the US in Mfg its own products. And would benefit greatly from solar energy with very few of its own natural resources.China is the heavyweight leader but there are plenty of panels made in South Korea and the USA.