Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Homeowners turn roof into money maker

Variations due to: local electric rates, net metering rules/rates, state or local incentives, competitiveness of distributors/installers.  The last item is interesting if we compare the US home solar market to Germany where wages are much higher for installers, but install crews complete jobs much faster and charge less, also markups by distributors are less in Germany.  It seems dealers charge us more and pay workers less.  Hmmm, sound familiar?  Well still, the payoff is worth it anywhere in the nation, but KANSAS where I live is the worst, finishing dead fuckin last, ain't the only list we hold down last on.  Home solar is worth it from an investment standpoint, and from the "it's the right thing to do" standpoint.  Now, my house is completely shaded by a row of 100' cottonwoods 40' away, maybe I put it on the next house.

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