a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

Reason #(n+1) that my parents are cool: photovoltaics

My parents just told me that they have contracted to install 2.5 kW (d/c) of photovoltaic panels on their house. Solar City will install the twelve 5'x3' panels around the existing solar hot water heater panels. This is a 15-year lease that includes all maintenance and internet monitoring of the actual PV generation. In return, Solar City and their financial partners are taking all of the state and Federal incentives. At the end of 15 years, my folks will have the option of either having Solar City take down the panels or buy them out for the depreciated value. At the decommissioning decision point, Solar City also offers to do a rollover and re-install with the latest technology.

*For the geeks out there, that converts (ha ha) to 1.98... kW of alternating current.
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