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Old 09-05-2008, 02:18 AM   #61
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Bruscar - more info, please! I'm very interested in solar power, and I'd love to hear about it from someone who actually has panels installed.

What was the initial cost? How did the installation go?
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:15 AM   #62
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I'd like to hear about the solar as well. I recently switched from LPG forced air furnace to a water to air geothermal system and I looked at solar shingles to get some power.

My return on investment for the shingles was going to be 35 years. And that was the salesman quote!
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:20 PM   #63
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I'd like to do solar but I'd have to cut a few trees and it wouldn't look to hot on our 1920 Tudor style house with slate roof.
Ohio especially Northeast Ohio, is not the best place for solar any ways. Lower solar energy available and not great incentives.
A better solution for me was a wood stove in our living room. I hoping it will keep our heating costs in check this weekend. The wood is nearly free as I harvest it from my parents woods. Right now I am just using wood my brother cut down when he built his house.
I looked at pellet stoves but the fuel is not much cheaper than gas and current demand for wood byproducts will probably drive it even higher. Many of the pellet manufacturers are now buying sawdust from Canada and shipping it in in order to meet demand. Sawdust is no longer a cheap waste product but a commodity with real value.


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