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Solar panel leasing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Jun 12. 23 Replies

Hello everyone,    I am doing some research into Solar panel leasing and I wanted to reach out to all of you for information.  There is a great deal of rumors about some hidden facts regarding this…Continue

Tags: energy, sustainable, panels, leasing, solar

ERV Configuration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Manning Sep 19, 2016. 21 Replies

Greetings everyone,     I did an energy audit on this new home that is too tight and needs mechanical ventilation, so I thought to tell them to get an ERV installation, but then I realized that they…Continue

Vapor Barrier on top of basement concrete floor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook Jan 14, 2016. 8 Replies

Happy New Year!   Hoping this will be a great year for all of us to help our communities to save even more energy than ever before!   I have a project on a small house built early 30's, two floors…Continue

Airsealing an old basement ceiling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Minch May 26, 2016. 16 Replies

Greetings everyone,    I have a weird question... On a non conditioned basement, many times I find tongue in groove pine strips on ceiling of basements and then a second layer of wood as the finish…Continue

 

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Glen Gallo liked Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
Jun 13
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Argh!  That's the problem with the solar industry.  They don't take into account the low hanging fruit with energy efficiency.  As realtors, Ali and I specialize in this arena.  It's critically important to be a…"
Jun 12
Will johnson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The dangers of assumption. Solar industry is the wild west in Southern Calif.  Every electrical contractor, HVAC contractor are now solar installers  hammering the phones and door to door. Tax credits, Pace loans and we're in one of…"
Jun 12
Ali Al-Asady, Green, EcoBroker, replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Mike, I agree, most leases written in favor of the leasing company, it up to the consumer to get educated about the terms and condition. "
Jun 12
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Yes, solar companies aren't necessarily trained in energy efficiency AND/OR they will most likely never tell you that leasing a solar system could be  detriment to the sale of your home.  "
Jun 12
Mike Pagozalski replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"I think it is safe to assume the Solar company will do what is in its best interest, so if they are offering leases there is a reason. Thanks - Mike Pagozalski Certified Home Inspector # HI9518"
Jun 12
Armando Cobo replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"We use SunPower panels in our ZERHs, and they come with 25 warranties; however, I know of several folks who've installed panels 35 years a go and still working perfectly. Panels are almost no maintenance to speak off, unless you live in the SW…"
May 30
Ali Al-Asady, Green, EcoBroker, replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Hi Luis  here is a quick video about the Pros and Cons of solar leasing  https://youtu.be/P7JomYXtkxQ  or read the text below  In recent year Solar Panels became very common view of our roofs, since not everyone can afford to…"
May 30
James Sayers replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thanks for some very helpful info!"
May 30
John Nicholas replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The variables in buying a solar panel installation: Equipment -  Length of all Guarantees, Warrantees.  Hail Damage, parts, workmanship etc.  Get them all. Efficiency Rating of each piece of equipment:   Look at REM or another…"
May 25
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thanks Brad.  Solar panels are exciting to most homeowners but they clearly don't understand every method to reduce energy.  Solar is being "sold" without all of the information necessary for homeowners to make educated…"
May 25
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Same issue applies in Arizona.  95% of residential solar is leased so we are running into this during the sale process.  Solar leasing companies don't know the details of home sales with leased panels so they don't discuss.…"
May 25
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The builder doesn't understand the various scenarios of solar panels.  Options should consider how long someone will live in a home when considering solar panel lease or ownership.  A 3rd option is to finance solar panels; however,…"
May 25
Brad Cook replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Jan makes some very good points. The reality is that PV panels are more attractive to homeowners than weatherization for a few reasons. 1)- the energy "savings" are much easier to quantify than for weatherization  2)- PV panels are a…"
May 25
Will johnson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"I urged my client to consider purchasing solar versus leasing on a new construction home.  Builder discourage purchase. Told client they will have to finance or pay of out pocket if the appraisal didn't come in at the loan…"
May 25
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The article skips over the detail that a lot of the details vary by company.  Some companies have provisions for when a lease ends.  A homeowner might end up paying a final fee and then the panels become their responsibility versus…"
May 25

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