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Here are some random pics of some of our jobs. I get to take in some pretty cool views from atop the roof sometimes.

We work on some really nice homes out here in So. Cal. Some just steps from the beach or on a private lake.

















































 

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We're really busy which is great. The work can be repetitive but it was a welcome change after doing commercial/industrial for the last 13 years.
 

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At least you're getting fresh air... today I was sucking through a mask in a hot attic.

How does the power get distributed.. like when the sun is shining and no one is home, the power goes back into the grid? And what if someone is home baking a cake, all the solar is consumed and whatever else is needed gets sucked from the grid?
 

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If you're producing more than you're demanding you go off of the grid and build credit with the POCO. If you demand more than you're producing you take the difference from the grid. Depends on the size of your system.
 

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Any idea what the installed retail price is per watt or kw? If the power goes out, does the system shut off? If you have a back up generator will the system come back or stay offline?
 

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Any idea what the installed retail price is per watt or kw? If the power goes out, does the system shut off? If you have a back up generator will the system come back or stay offline?
I've looked at the generator to pv thing kind of because a bunch of my customers asked me for it when I put in their pv system. So far as I know which I admit is not so much, the generator sine wave does not trick the inverters , they know the diff between that and the poco power, and the pv backfeeding a generator is not healthy for the generator when the sun power current exceeds the customer's load. But there are companies working on those problems.
 

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Around these parts it is about $ 1k per 240 watt panel installed. Some cheaper, some more expensive. This place was boomin for around ten years, but now the poco has thrown the brakes on grid tie installations.
 

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We're really busy which is great. The work can be repetitive but it was a welcome change after doing commercial/industrial for the last 13 years.

Good on you Adam :thumbsup:

But those tile roofs look a tad intimidating :001_huh:

I'd wager one loose one would ruin your whole day....:eek:

~CS~
 

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somebody give me some numbers on how long it takes the customer to pay off the installation. (nice pics by the way)

I've run the numbers a few times over the last 10 yrs and I don't see where it pays. If the life of the equipment is 15 yrs, it doesn't seem to pay at all.

(mid Atlantic east)
 

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somebody give me some numbers on how long it takes the customer to pay off the installation. (nice pics by the way) I've run the numbers a few times over the last 10 yrs and I don't see where it pays. If the life of the equipment is 15 yrs, it doesn't seem to pay at all. (mid Atlantic east)
It all depends on how much of the cost someone else pays for.
 

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Don't see a lot happening in this section..
Here are some random pics of some of our jobs. I get to take in some pretty cool views from atop the roof sometimes.

We work on some really nice homes out here in So. Cal. Some just steps from the beach or on a private lake.

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The third picture from the last looks like saddle back mountain?
 

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The third picture from the last looks like saddle back mountain?
You may be right. The pic was taken from a home in Coto De Caza. Where the "Houswives of Orange County" is filmed.
 
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