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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
payback.

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.
--ron

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.
--ron

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.

Graham


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
old
ones !



Which climate is this ? Oh Toronto. OK that figures !

Graham


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