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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    There are a few companies here in my province that offer solar panels for free.

    That's right, I wrote free.

    The business model is simple but brilliant. The company locks in a price per kilowatt with the province. They then solicit business by looking for roofs for rent. Some criteria needs to be met, such as south/south west facing, and a minimum slope (30 degrees, I think). The company will then put as many solar panels as they can, and hook it up to give back to the grid. The homeowner will then get a fixed rate, based-on how many panels they were able to fit. My panels are set to be installed in the fall. No matter the amount of energy they will collect in any given year, I will be given approximately $500 for the next 25 years. After that time, the panels will belong to me. Imagine getting paid for doing nothing. I love it.
    20 bucks a year, huh? You can be my sugar mama.

    Still though, it's a cool idea. It's not really free, but it's still a cool idea. I have no qualms with people wanting to go green. I'd do it if I could (and it wasn't costly).

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    20 bucks a year, huh? You can be my sugar mama.

    Still though, it's a cool idea. It's not really free, but it's still a cool idea. I have no qualms with people wanting to go green. I'd do it if I could (and it wasn't costly).
    Oops, I was not clear. I will be getting approximately $500 a year for the next 20 years. After that, they belong to me.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Oops, I was not clear. I will be getting approximately $500 a year for the next 20 years. After that, they belong to me.
    500 a year? Damn, that's a lot better than 20. I could go for some of that.

    Plus caring about "mother Earth" really gets the chicks.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    500 a year? Damn, that's a lot better than 20. I could go for some of that.
    Hopefully a company in your location offers the same. The company I am deaing with is Pure Energies.
    PURE Energies Solar Power Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency - Solar Panels PURE Energies

    Plus caring about "mother Earth" really gets the chicks.

    Make me hot enough to create some Global Warming of my own.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Hopefully a company in your location offers the same. The company I am deaing with is Pure Energies.
    PURE Energies Solar Power Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency - Solar Panels PURE Energies




    Make me hot enough to create some Global Warming of my own.
    Gonna go out on a limb and say that there are no companies around here that have an offer like that.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Gonna go out on a limb and say that there are no companies around here that have an offer like that.
    I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that you are right about that.
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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that you are right about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Gonna go out on a limb and say that there are no companies around here that have an offer like that.

    Surprising, considering the US is the greatest capitalistic society. The business model is low risk and a no-brainer.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Surprising, considering the US is the greatest capitalistic society. The business model is low risk and a no-brainer.
    Well, on a large scale, most renewable "green" energy is not cost viable. On a small scale it may be, but it may not be. I haven't checked the figures.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well, on a large scale, most renewable "green" energy is not cost viable. On a small scale it may be, but it may not be. I haven't checked the figures.
    That is quite true. Until the cost of the panels become affordable, and can generate more revenue than their cost, it's not viable. Energy is quite expensive here. I believe that Pure Energies locked in a price of .54 cents a kilowatt, which is pretty high.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Building homes that make more power than they take

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    That is quite true. Until the cost of the panels become affordable, and can generate more revenue than their cost, it's not viable. Energy is quite expensive here. I believe that Pure Energies locked in a price of .54 cents a kilowatt, which is pretty high.
    It may be cheaper if energy wasn't Canada's #1 export to the United States...even ahead of soft lumber.

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