EnviroLink Forum

Community • Ecology • Connection
It is currently Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:38 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Going solar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:50 pm 
Offline
New User
New User

Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:47 pm
Posts: 2
Well, my wife and I decided a while back to have solar power installed on our home. We sat down and really did some number crunching and with some of the incentives and all we decided that it was a good investment that pays off in the long run in a place like Colorado that gets a lot of sunshine. They installed it about 2 weeks ago, and it is working great. We've had pretty nice weather this month and our electric meter has run freakin' backwards! How cool is that? 8) Our decision to do this was pretty much financial all the way, but it really is a win-win situation.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Going solar
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:31 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2557
Location: Central Colorado
I self installed in 1998, no subsidy or incentive other than doing God's Will. I saved 50% from DIY, then was able to pay off the mortgage that was low from a lot of sweat equity. Off grid, no monthly fee for wires and poles, right in Colorado. Unfortunately, leading by example did not work, and in 2007 the runaway started.

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Going solar
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 9:50 pm 
Offline
New User
New User

Joined: Sun May 15, 2016 3:10 am
Posts: 5
Going solar is a good idea, it will lower the carbon footprint, and make you more efficient, especially if you live in one of those sunny areas.
One day I hope to have photovoltaics on my home, that'd be nice.


You can watch me here!;
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHHt0T ... ZtJWyOb3UQ

_________________
You can watch me here!; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHHt0TvapyL8oZtJWyOb3UQ
I talk about things that matter sometimes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Going solar
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 8:42 pm 
Offline
Member with 500 Posts!
Member with 500 Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:29 pm
Posts: 668
Just out of curiosity what did it cost you?

_________________
Potato chip enthusiast.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Going solar
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:15 am 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2557
Location: Central Colorado
I spent $13K on a $25K system. Back in '98. Of course, the average person is just not savvy enough to build their own house, all trades, or self-install roof top solar. It takes twice as long to break even.

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group