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Solar panel leasing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook 46 seconds ago. 11 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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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…"
46 seconds ago
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…"
59 seconds ago
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…"
14 minutes ago
Jason Raddenbach replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"This article is a year old, but I thought it covered the topic fairly: http://www.consumerreports.org/energy-saving/shedding-light-on-solar-power/ The biggest problem in SC with the lease is the home owners dont realize the lease must be…"
25 minutes ago
Will johnson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Great information.  I will share with my realtors.  thanks!"
26 minutes ago
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Anytime!"
38 minutes ago
Bryan Gabriel replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thanks for sharing this information."
44 minutes ago
Jan Green liked Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
49 minutes ago
Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Solar panels have no value to a homeowner on an appraisal when selling your home.  Guidelines for FannieMae where changed effective March 2015 for homes with leased solar panels that don't allow any value to be given on an appraisal during…"
49 minutes ago
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Sorry but no, not that big of a thing up here Biggest issue I see for most is everyone grid ties & then wonders why they have no power when lines go down..."
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Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thank you Sean,    I will read it as soon as I get back to my office? Do you have any first hand experience on homeowners that got a rotten deal from a solar lease?"
May 19
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Clearest concise piece I have seen - https://runonsun.com/newsletters/v2015/02-Newsletter.html Top 5 Reasons to Stay Away from that Solar Lease!  "
May 19
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Solar panel leasing

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 practice that can be detrimental to the homeowners, and that is the information that I am trying to collect for my research.   I like to thank you in advance for your help!LuisSee More
May 18
Luis Hernandez added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Searching for used Intec Force 2 Insulation Blower Machine

I am searching for a gently used Intec Force 2 Insulation Blower Machine with houses and attachments at a reasonable price!ThanksSee More
Mar 18
Rich Manning replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Luis, I would install a balanced ERV. You need to exhaust the bathroom and kitchen to ASHRAE 62.2 and install supply to the bedrooms and other living areas. Yes it would be an independent system with duct work, and you would need to get creative on…"
Sep 19, 2016
Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Yes do do cook and the stove is a gigantic Viking commercial stove! There is no AC on this house, but I still agree with you Sean, it should be a balance unit."
Sep 19, 2016

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Gaia Sharbel Energy Contracting
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BPI AP, BPI EP, cSBA, IEEE
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Solar passive, sustainable, renewable energy solutions, Energy Star, Energy Audits
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Solar panel leasing

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum. Last reply by Brad Cook 47 seconds ago. 11 Replies

What causes a temperature plane in a home

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Factory built Net Zero

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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. …"
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Jason Raddenbach replied to Debra Little's discussion Got insulation? in the group Hall of Shame
"Well, at least the air sealing job in the attic will be much easier. Did they really go 50 years…"
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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…"
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