Both of the guys that I mentioned are on that list. If you want to do it yourself I can have my lighting specialist help with the nyserda paperwork. It typically works best to hire a reputable company.
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Also CVM Electric. They are not as deep in the game as CIR, but I can’t say enough good things about Carlo or Tre over at CVM.
Thanks, I was just talking about going solar. My neighbor did and he loves it. I dont know many details about the system etc but his bill was cut more then 50%. I believe he went with CIR too.
I asked about taking them off and putting them back on when the need comes and he said the Rep told him its a simple process for an installer. They are installed on a rail system and slide/lock into place.
My neighbor across the street is a sales manager for Solar Liberty and has a system on his house. I’ve been wanting to stop over and talk to him about getting a quote together for my house so I could run some numbers on it and see how the ROI looks.
From what little research I’ve done it looks like a solid investment, at least while the state and federal subsidies are in effect. The system should pay for itself at least half way before it’s estimated end of life. I’ll know more once I get some solid numbers though.
$15k system, - 55% in federal and state subsidies = $6750 out of pocket.
If it averages paying for 80% of my electric bill (which from what I’ve been told in passing it should do easily) = 960/yr in savings.
7 years the electric savings have paid for the $6750 I spent out of pocket. The systems are supposed to last 20-25 years. Even if you only get 15 out of it in those 8 years of service where it’s already paid for the system will MAKE you a little over $7680. The best part? These numbers are all assuming the cost per kilowatt for electricity isn’t going to rise over the next 15 years. What do you think the chances of that happening are? For every cent electricity costs go up the numbers look better for installing solar panels.
Plus the benefit of increasing your home’s value.
Now I need to talk to my neighbor and see if $15k will put a 4kW system on my house or not.
Do you need any insulation, windows, or other home improvements done that could be performed through NYSERDA and added to your electric bill as an on-bill loan? Get those things done then have the solar pay for it?