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Solar in Central VA

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by BigD0g, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. BigD0g

    BigD0g Active Member

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    Does anyone know why it's near impossible to allow contractors to install solar in VA?

    I've been trying to get Tesla to sell me a solar package, but they can't because they can't get through the permitting process still like 6 years later ( started by solar city )
     
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    I've had no problems with local permits (Loudoun), stuck on local utility (working out the sizing). Which one is your issue?
     
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    Moving from PWC to loudoun, I have constantly heard that loudouns permit system is far superior than other counties. Apparently loudoun makes it super easy and fast. While PWC and fairfax can take weeks. So keep that in mind. NOVEC sucks.. lol
     
  4. boaterva

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    Yep. We have all my usage for the last year, and current, and still getting pushback. Don't know if it's because it's an east-west system so not all of the proposed panels will be active at one time (so 'it's too big') or other issues. TE is on the case.... :D
     
  5. BigD0g

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    Tesla says they cannot sell and install a solar system in Henrico and is waiting a master permit from the county? They apparently have the VA power permit required. Each county apparently has there own approval methodology for vendors.
     
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    Have you entered into NOVEC's pilot program for peak/offpeak pricing? I was thinking about doing this.
     
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    It was fast and easy in Maryland :)
     
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    I saw it existed... If I do that at all, I'll need the panels, and the PWs (now that PWs have TOU programming). :D With net metering, I wonder how much it's worth it. I'll have to take a deeper look, for sure. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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  9. boaterva

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    Yeah, you folks have it made... you even have an incentive!
     
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    Each company needs a permit from each county? WTF....
     
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    Buy them in another state and ship them to the new location, this is more legacy commonwealth Bullshiznit
     
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  12. boaterva

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    Yeah, this is insane.
     
  13. BlueRidgeksky

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    It's 2018. I don't understand why this is even an issue?
     
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  14. BigD0g

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    Me neither, but it is...
     
  15. BlueRidgeksky

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    Anyone know any good solar installers in Southwest Virginia? Telsa told me it would be years before their installers might work in my area of the state.
     
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    I am on Rappahannock Electric Coop in Spotsylvania county aways north of Henrico. I just switched to TOU billing and when I asked about PV they said the two would not be used together. But I would think it's not their issue if I setup the system to not sell them electric, but only to supply my house with PV during peak hours. At $0.34 a kWHr the PV would pay for itself very quickly indeed.
     

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