Posted by philo on September 5, 2009, 5:36 am
He is not losing money, he generates much more than he uses
(he also has a wind generator)
so he gets a check from the utility company each month
however it will be *many* years before his investment is paid off...
he says he's got about ten more years to go.
(my bet is that it's even more)
In Arizona I'd say it might not be a bad idea...
but for Wisconsin...not where I'd have put my efforts (and $$$$)
Posted by Joesepi on September 5, 2009, 4:19 pm
The utility won't pay him more than they can sell it for...not for long.
Simple fact is: You cannot generate power cheaper than a huge utility can.
Kept to a smaller scale it's a great hobby.
Posted by philo on September 5, 2009, 10:20 pm
yep...it's just a hobby I guess...
certainly not too many folks would consider doing that
Posted by Joesepi on September 5, 2009, 11:03 pm
I think it is great and somebody has to make it commonplace. I guess we take
one for the team. I spent my $0K and won't do it again.
Posted by philo on September 6, 2009, 11:33 am
though I like what he's doing...
I would gladly have just taken all the money he's spent and told him I'd
pay all his utility bills <G>