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Hmm... good candidate for Tesla solar? [funny pic]

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by bcsteeve, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. bcsteeve

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    I just saw this and had to shake my head and laugh.

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    "But I put it on a south-facing roof!" :)
     
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    New build erected next to existing property?

    Bet there's no recourse for compromising the efficacy of your solar installation if somebody does this
     
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    or maybe it was cloudy when they installed it :rolleyes:
     
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    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    But I bet they got their tax credit. ;)
     
  7. bcsteeve

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    No doubt. I remember reading about Ontario programs a few years ago where the install was completely free thanks to so-called Green Initiatives. Not only were the panels and install free, but they would be a well-above-market guaranteed rate for every kwh you put back in the grid. Being a gov't program, it has to be equally accessible, so if you're this guy... why not? Even if it is horribly inefficient, if it costs you nothing and generates something, you're ahead, right?

    ps. I say "so called Green Initiatives" not because I'm in any way against incentivising solar... I totally am. But there's an environmental cost to producing, shipping, and installing solar so when it is installed in such a clearly inadvisable place, I'd hardly say that's a clear net positive outcome from the environment's perspective.
     
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    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Or not.
    There is always a roof damage risk, and if the panels are perceived as not aesthetic the home takes a valuation hit. And by the way, that looks like one difficult installation.
     
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