In addition to diminishing or alltogether eliminating your Electric Bills, when you own your Solar Panels they *generate income for 10 years.*
My Solar Panels here in MA will pay for themselves in 3-5 years and also generate income via quarterly SREC checks.
They will provide for all our electric needs and the excesses will be "sold back" to the grid to help provide electricity for the grid.
Joyce who has solar panels AND geothermal heating/cooling
Respectfully, paying for themselves *AND* generating income more than justifies the expense and that's not even considering the Tax benefits along with environmental benefits.
I heat/cool with Geothermal and use Solar!
Joyce also alludes to geothermal. Now THERE'S a source of heating and cooling that I can find NO argument against. The only people who could dislike geothermal are the heating oil companies! Why waste money and energy heating things (water, air, etc) up and cooling things down when there's an unlimited source of heating/cooling a few yards down under our feet? Not sure if it's an option down here in the islands, though.
They a required to withstand winds up to 135mph and probably can wihtstand more that 150mph
I lease my panels and they are guaranteed to provide me with all electric I need .
As I stated in my 1st post they cost me nothing to install so they are worth the expense to me because it cut my electric bill in 1/2 and i will own them in 20 years
Harnessing the power of the sun could not be a better idea for the environment. Florida and SUN go together. Having your electric bill paid in full 'plus some' is unbeatable So why don't I see any where I live? I'm all for them.
Boca Raton-Miami Beach
I personally cringe when I see them on the front of a house. But as time goes on it could become the norm.
Some like communities with lots of sidewalk traffic, others don't like the occasional litter that may fall from a stroller or bicycle.
Some find value in the risk aversion inherent is an walkable home. Others only see too many walkers.
Some see the opulence of a Tesla, others see an awesome high performance electric car.
Without a doubt, when I sell a home with solar panels they WILL appear in the benefits and attributes column along with some economic data.
Discussing solar panels with a buyer is hardly any different than the two story vs the one story. If the buyer is 30 or 55, the dialog changes. Know your buyer.
Then it will depend on how you understnd and take care of them.
The idea is good though.
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Installing Solar panels is a "no brainer" in addition to the 30% Fed Tax Credit, the $1,000.00 State Tax Credit, $2K rebate, *quarterly* SREC checks for *10 years* - there is the decrease in your electric bill by what you sell back to the grid.
They pay for themselves quickly and then generate income, in addition to decreasing your electric bills.
HOWEVER you get these financial benefits only if you *own* them - renting them, the installer gets all the benefits.
cost me nothing in fact they sent me a check fr $200. my monthly cost is $45 a month escalating to $94 in 20 years. guaranteed to save me over $110 in electrical costs per month
My home is a 2 family on 1 electric meter.
plus if my roof ever leaks they take full responsibility
It had to add value to my home.
Sort of like Obama
Both should seek the advice of experts and then listen to them.
I personally don't like them and feel the reduced sales price will far out weigh any electric savings. Rather see wind turbines