Originally Posted by Red_Chili
With Xcel dropping the rebate amount significantly, you have to crunch the numbers harder to see if it makes sense. Kinda ticks me off. If we had solar on most rooftops, we could drill and mine a LOT LESS even with increased population. Seems shortsighted for everyone but Xcel.
yea, i noticed the rebate drop with the little research i've been doing. here's the current rebates..
1 $1.75 4¢ 4 4.000 0
2 $1.00 9¢ 5 1.586 3.414
3 50¢ 11¢ 5 5
4 0¢ 14¢ 6 6
step 1 is already sold out. step 2 has a rebate of $1/watt and has 3.4 MW left in it. comes out to about 30% of the cost of the system. plus you get a 30% federal rebate. still a pretty good deal right now. step 3, not so much.
we just bought a place and this is something i've been wanting to do for a long time. besides, the software i write is all based around energy management. i should be eating my own dog food.
saw someone else with the lease program. didn't look so hot.
what about adobe solar