grumpy wrote:They want to tax you on them now, selling power back to the grid is a no no.. making your own power is bad, yeah bad for who..
Grumpy I don;t know where the tax part is coming from but the only way these homeowner installations will ever be economically viable is tied to the grid and if they are tied to the grid they need to pay for it. That is not a free service.
As far as taxes go its quite the opposite, the installation of these system usually has 30% tax credit from the feds and 20% from the state. 50% of it is paid for by the government. That's only the start because the way it's usually setup is you generate a "green credit" for X amount of power. That is sold back to the power company so they can meet mandates for renewable energy, those costs are passed onto the ratepayers. That's why you have this leasing companies that will come in and install panels for you cheap, they are after that credit.