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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2018, 01:13:20 PM »
Just ordered solar panels for my Lakewood home. As the federal tax credit will go down to 26% (from 30%) at the end of the year, now is the time to order to ensure you can use the credit.

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 01:15:47 PM »
Just ordered solar panels for my Lakewood home. As the federal tax credit will go down to 26% (from 30%) at the end of the year, now is the time to order to ensure you can use the credit.
Or just wait another month for the price to drop by almost exactly the amount of the tax credit. I have seen that happen in the past.
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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 01:20:41 PM »
Or just wait another month for the price to drop by almost exactly the amount of the tax credit. I have seen that happen in the past.

I negotiated quite a bit below the original quote. Hope I got some of that extra amount already.

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2018, 01:48:04 PM »
I negotiated quite a bit below the original quote. Hope I got some of that extra amount already.
which company are you getting it from?

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 02:42:58 PM »
Just got solar installed 2 weeks ago (waiting on inspection to be hooked in to grid/turned on). Seems like a no brainer in my area for a few reasons. I'm in a rowhouse with a flat roof in KGH. That means that even though the footprint of the house is really small, almost the entire roof is usable, and will produce fairly well because its flat. Add to that the fact that in NYC you get the up to 25% off NYS taxes and 5% for each of the first 4 years off NYC property tax bill - I can't see a good reason not to get solar.

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2018, 04:00:57 PM »
Recently bought a house with fully owned solar. 3k sf. Electric bill was $170 in July and August

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2018, 04:10:34 PM »
which company are you getting it from?

Getting from Powerlutions.

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2018, 03:50:39 PM »
We live in a crazy world, after Tesla won the War of the currents we get AC power in our supply, most of it gets converted to DC.

Now we are going a step further, solar panels produce DC we need power inverter to change it from DC to AC till it comes in your house and most of it gets transferred back to DC  ::)
and inverters represent the single largest hardware cost in any solar project.

Most of our devices run on DC converted from AC PC, Cell, Printer, cd player, Tell, LED (also has a wasteful converter from AC to DC), Oven uses gas and DC control board, most of your consumption by device/appliance runs on DC.
they should wire the house in DC and have some outlets on AC for the fridge/freezer wash/dryer etc,


Please correct me if I'm wrong, Thanks!

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2018, 10:03:09 AM »
We live in a crazy world, after Tesla won the War of the currents we get AC power in our supply, most of it gets converted to DC.

Now we are going a step further, solar panels produce DC we need power inverter to change it from DC to AC till it comes in your house and most of it gets transferred back to DC  ::)
and inverters represent the single largest hardware cost in any solar project.

Most of our devices run on DC converted from AC PC, Cell, Printer, cd player, Tell, LED (also has a wasteful converter from AC to DC), Oven uses gas and DC control board, most of your consumption by device/appliance runs on DC.
they should wire the house in DC and have some outlets on AC for the fridge/freezer wash/dryer etc,


Please correct me if I'm wrong, Thanks!

I think you're correct. AC won because it does better over long distances, but if your power is coming only 20 feet from  your roof, it probably makes sense to keep it in DC.

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2018, 10:04:08 AM »
I gave a deposit for the Tesla roof about a year ago. Yesterday, I got a call from Tesla saying that my name is next on the list. They want to come to do an an analysis on the house to provide a quote.   I know there is the federal tax credit for 30% on the battery and solar shingles, but does anyone know of any additional incentives or resources (I live in NJ)?

Thanks!   

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2018, 10:21:19 AM »
I gave a deposit for the Tesla roof about a year ago. Yesterday, I got a call from Tesla saying that my name is next on the list. They want to come to do an an analysis on the house to provide a quote.   I know there is the federal tax credit for 30% on the battery and solar shingles, but does anyone know of any additional incentives or resources (I live in NJ)?

Thanks!   
Wow! I didn't realize they where doing public roofs already!
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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2018, 10:32:28 AM »
I gave a deposit for the Tesla roof about a year ago. Yesterday, I got a call from Tesla saying that my name is next on the list. They want to come to do an an analysis on the house to provide a quote.   I know there is the federal tax credit for 30% on the battery and solar shingles, but does anyone know of any additional incentives or resources (I live in NJ)?

Thanks!   
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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2018, 12:04:37 PM »
Just got solar installed 2 weeks ago (waiting on inspection to be hooked in to grid/turned on). Seems like a no brainer in my area for a few reasons. I'm in a rowhouse with a flat roof in KGH. That means that even though the footprint of the house is really small, almost the entire roof is usable, and will produce fairly well because its flat. Add to that the fact that in NYC you get the up to 25% off NYS taxes and 5% for each of the first 4 years off NYC property tax bill - I can't see a good reason not to get solar.
Are you buying it or leasing? It seems most places want to lease and then bill you monthly.

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2018, 12:31:29 PM »
I think you're correct. AC won because it does better over long distances, but if your power is coming only 20 feet from  your roof, it probably makes sense to keep it in DC.
How much would solar cost without those inverters?

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Re: Solar panels
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2018, 12:58:45 PM »
Wow! I didn't realize they where doing public roofs already!
Me either. They said install would likely happen in Summer of 2019, but would need to come out now and start the initial quote/review process.   I was hoping they were calling to tell me that since I'd be an early adapter it would be free :( or something like that.