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by Joeski1  Aug 13, 2014

jim... this is the article I spoke of weeks ago.. now available.. check out the 'solar homesteaders" http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/solutions_summer_2014_final.pdf#page=8 real good read about how to get that $0 utility bill with the auto transport included!! Joe

by Joeski1  Aug 12, 2014

jim...... please check this out: http://share.sierraclub.org/5/8828

by Joeski1  Aug 11, 2014

most excellent retuns for a smaller system......you must have great exposure or the correct roof slope or both for your area... we get a lot of haze blowing off philly or we'd be doing high 40's right now.. today the contractor is here to remove the old chimney.. don't need it anymore since we canned the methane hot water and the HE HVAC has it's own breathing system... one less thing to maintain on the roof... pictures soon.... peace.. and shine on..joe

by Joeski1  Aug 10, 2014

Hey jimmy ... sold an srec last week here.. www.njsrec.com. .. spot market changes daily..had two 40 kW hrs days in a row.. waiting on the 3rd...solar power shower, solar power mower.. why don't it rhyme? Happy Sunday!! Get it? Best joe

by Joeski1  Jul 31, 2014

Okay jim... now I know why I went for ownershipverses other options.. the big risks are inverter issues and lightning strikes.. both infrequent. .but anyway one can get panels in place will work.. as far as the turbos.. no kits were available for the hondas at that time with a turbo.. those kits were offered by the dealer for10K installed.. I got them in a roundabout way for about $4500 and self installed with some help..now they scream when I command.. but Im not likely gonna change them out..I enjoythem to the finish line but now Im into mpg and getting more miles for my limited resources.. not making the 70K plus anymore working.. they sent me out to pasture at less than50% and Ive had it with employment. .30 years is a long run to get f-d in the end , but Im taking it in stride. I still had another 4 to go, but it was total backwards at the point I left.. so more mpg is me. Hope you fared better.. joe

by Joeski1  Jul 30, 2014

Also.. yes turbos are more fuel efficient but they don't make that really cool sound that says "der kompressor has arrived" ( and now check out my really cool exhaust ).. bye bye! Hahaha..

by Joeski1  Jul 30, 2014

Tell me about your solar deal... 5000 in.. did you get1500 tax credit? You pay solarcity? For how long? Is the system yours at the end? When is that? Please enlighten me...

by Joeski1  Jul 30, 2014

lowered the rate?? what does that mean? Actuaally.. our electric bills just went up further as PSEnG was allowed a 1.7 billion dollar rider to upgrade power substations, wires, gas lines, basically the entire decrepeted system not damaged by sandy plus.... I expect rates to keep going up here surcharge or not.. my basic rate is almost 18.5 cents per kW and it goes higher from there... soon.. all those poles and wires.. may not even be necessary for many... I imagine more and more folks will o off grid with available storage options increasing.. drag on the engine?? not when they're working my friend... why put one on there if you're just gonna let it be 'a drag on the engine'? Wonder what they'll come up with to make Ev's even faster? I heard some Ev cycles are getting 1/4 miles in the 9's... (with a good back wind) Yup.. coller temps over warmer land brings afternoon clouds usually.. unless the wind moves them on...

by Joeski1  Jul 30, 2014

Single inverter probably simplest and most reliable. . We has cash in low rate cds and I thought.. the govt kicks back 30%.. so my real cost was about 24K.. i pay back 2K a year either from our power budget or srec returns.. some years the srec returns paid for the entire 2K plus.. but I still owe about 18 K to the account.. no hurry.. it's cash in the pipeline to me, NOT the utility. . My original 5.29 has over 27,000 and my new 2.10 has posted 2500so Im actually closing in on 30,000 total.. ownership did get lowest cost long run.. but having capital is an issue overcome by leasing. You are doing the right thing and saving money too.. works both ways.. support my buddy pzini if you can.. he has an article on CA solar posted today.. part of the total package!! Buicks were me for many years had an85 regal grand national.. i like supercharged better than turbo.. at least the old ones.. joe

by Joeski1  Jul 29, 2014

We bagged a 31 today.. not bad.. 27500 hours production since install.. micro inverters are currently the rage.. lots of them means lots of points for problems.. my system uses 3 dc to ac inverters.. more like commercial set ups..

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