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by gogreenleaf1  Jul 27, 2014

I see you live in CA. Solar City did my solar panels and I think it is great. I do not have a tier system where I am in NY, but the way I understand this is when solar energy is made it is credited for that time, so making it during the day and using it at night works out great. As far as your questions just go to my email and I will give to you some web site to check out, where your questions can be answered. gogreenleaf1@aol.com I think the system that I have is great, and the car is fantastic. I do think it is the way to go!

by PhilMils  Jul 26, 2014

Thanks for the complement!

by BPonRTE66  Jul 26, 2014

I may still consider Colorado as my final resting place one day, I've still got a few years to go, so we'll see when retirement time gets here, I've got 15 years, it's not that far off, have a great weekend, great chatting with you.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

My father was a pilot and I've visited many of the states at one time or another. I consider Colorado to be one of the most beautiful state in the nation. We also have one of the strongest economies in the nation. It's a great place to live. I live in Denver metro, but I'm looking at moving to a town called Evergreen. There are so many beautiful areas in Colorado it's hard to go wrong.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

Thank you.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

Interesting. I've never seen a solar roof water heater in Colorado. I think we get too much hail, snow and cold for that to work here.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

I'm looking at replacing both my hot water heater and my furnace and then installing solar. It gets expensive. But if I do this, I will no longer have an energy bill. That is very attractive. I'm not sure it's worth it.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

You're welcome. I've asked other people on GasBuddy and gotten a lot of good information. Enough to make me hesitate, but still think about doing it. For example, my hot water heater and furnace are both gas. Does it make financial sense to replace both of them with electric, so that all of my energy is covered by the solar panels? If I do, then I don't have an energy bill, if I don't then I'm still paying an energy bill, so what's the point of spending all that money on solar panels. Just something else for you to think about. Good Luck. Keep me informed. You and I are both going down the same road, so let me know what you decide. Have a great weekend.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

What I'm hearing is that the heat from the solar panels damages your roof and is not covered by your roof warranty. Now that may be totally dependent on the company you buy from and the small print on the contract you sign. I'm looking into this myself, I'm not sold, but I'm still assessing not just the costs but the unforeseen problems.

by dallfo  Jul 26, 2014

Another solar power owner just spoke up. GoGreenLeaf1. You might want to talk with all 3. 1 will tell you he hated it, another will tell you he loved it and the 3rd was so-so. Good and different perspectives.

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