Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on November 2, 2008, 6:22 pm
On Sun, 2 Nov 2008 04:57:44 -0800 (PST), busdweller
That may be, but given the numbers posted by the OP, his cost of
electricity would have to be around $.37/kWh to result in that short of a
He's already on the grid.
In my case, I had a $0K system installed and payback was instantaneous.
But that's because mine is off-grid, and it would have cost more than that
for grid extension. And that's with no rebates or tax breaks.
Posted by busdweller on November 4, 2008, 10:32 am
Being off-grid is a whole different story. Im off -grid and get no
rebates. But for me independence is all the rebate I need.
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on November 4, 2008, 11:56 am
On Tue, 4 Nov 2008 02:32:30 -0800 (PST), busdweller
Oh, I concur with that. And we've been off-grid since 2001, with ZERO
(unplanned) power outages. Unlike the local electric company which seems
to have a plethora of outages.
Posted by Eeyore on November 4, 2008, 4:25 pm
Ron Rosenfeld wrote:
Off-grid is of course an excellent reason to have solar PV esp in regions
closer to the equator.
To use it when on-grid is close to barking mad.
Posted by Eeyore on October 29, 2008, 6:50 pm
David Williams wrote:
I had one window double glazed since it wasn't sliding sash. The local glaziers
made the doubled glazed panel. I even watched them do it.
Yes. Nearly caught us out. Had to custom fabricate counterweights of square cross
section made of lead ! Good thing I'm an engineer, the builders were flummoxed.
This is an 1893 house. They HAD to be made to size to fit the hole left by the
Which climate is this ? Oh Toronto. OK that figures !