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Posted by vaughn on February 23, 2009, 2:49 pm

On Feb 22, 9:50 pm, "vaughn"

 Good question!  Please take a close read of your own post and get back to
us.  The only crabbiness I see so far in this thread is coming from you.

The OP wrote "to slow meter down" which indicated to me a desire to save
money, rather than something that is strictly a hobby application.  It is
entirely correct to point out that no money will be saved.


Posted by Jim Wilkins on February 23, 2009, 3:40 pm

There may be some tax savings;

Notice a ways down that they do allow "net metering". They complained
during the hearings about being forced to buy uncontrolled electricity
at retail rates.

Jim Wilkins

Posted by vaughn on February 23, 2009, 4:04 pm

The OP is describing a system that could never be approved (AKA a "guerilla"
solar installation) so tax savings would be unlikely.

Net metering usually requires two meters, a fairly expensive installation,
and (again) inspection and approval.  The OP is contemplating an
"unofficial" (read illegal) sort of net metering.  I have no moral
objections to that, and would happily do it myself, but am just setting the
record straight for the purpose of this thread.


Posted by Jim Wilkins on February 23, 2009, 4:36 pm

This is a very public archived forum and someone might benefit from
the link.

Posted by me on February 23, 2009, 5:18 pm

Yes.... I'm the OP and this would indeed be a guerilla

I realize it may not pay back but am just brainstorming

I cant really do much at this apartment to lower power
usage as I do not own the place!

I'm guessing the tow biggest elect users are the fridge
and the gas hot air furnace motor

I could buy my own fridge I guess

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