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Posted by hubops on December 18, 2010, 10:46 pm
 



  I think the installation needs to be  10 kw  or less
to qualify for the  80 cent  microFIT pricing. ?
  Your neighbours 120 kw system will still collect him
a premium taxpayer-assisted price for his green power
.. but not  80 cents.
The rules are changing, though. I stand to be corrected.
   John T.

 


Posted by Josepi on December 19, 2010, 4:07 am
 
Sorry I mislead you on that one.

That is correct. He will only obtain 71.3 cents / kWh being over 10kW

http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/Page.asp?PageID 2&ContentID195&SiteNodeID98&BL_ExpandID%9



  I think the installation needs to be  10 kw  or less
to qualify for the  80 cent  microFIT pricing. ?
  Your neighbours 120 kw system will still collect him
a premium taxpayer-assisted price for his green power
.. but not  80 cents.
The rules are changing, though. I stand to be corrected.
   John T.





Posted by Jim Rojas on December 19, 2010, 4:09 am
 Josepi wrote:

http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/Page.asp?PageID 2&ContentID195&SiteNodeID98&BL_ExpandID%9

I heard USA utilities pay 1-3 cents per KW. Is this true?

Jim Rojas

Posted by Jane_Galt on December 19, 2010, 4:18 am
 

I just cited 4.5 to 9 cents from Xcel.

--
- Jane Galt

"Remember that there is no such dichotomy as 'human rights' versus 'property
rights.' No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material
goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed
to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his
effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men
into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the 'right' to
'redistribute' the wealth produced by others is claiming the 'right' to treat
human beings as chattel." -- Ayn Rand


Posted by Jim Rojas on December 18, 2010, 11:01 pm
 Josepi wrote:

120KW equals what? $ million dollars in solar panels?...not a real
world solution for the average person is it? Most people are more
comfortable spending no more than they would pay in a year to the
utility company. ($00 a month x 12 = $200 a year) My setup cost under
that, and I am in my third year. So my return on investment was 2.5 years.

We are not trying to shift the wealth from a big utility to a
manufacturer of solar panels, but become more self sufficient at a
reasonable cost.

I was told by my utility company that I could not connect my RPM to the
grid. I would have to have it installed by a licensed electrician.
That's true only if I planned to sell power back to the grid. Since I
have no interest in collecting pennies, I told them I would find another
solution. Then I find out grid tie inverters do just that. Then they
tell me I am limited to 5KW. Anything more would require expensive
permits, and engineers drawnings. So I will stop at 5KW, and build a 2nd
unit to provide me the other 5KW if needed. I will alternate their use,
and let them know that the second unit is a backup...PERFECTLY LEGAL.

They tried to get me to shutdown my 3KW unit twice. But since I proved
to them my RPM has islanding protection, they stopped harassing me about
2 years ago.

Jim Rojas

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