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  1. MelindaV

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    google has a site to give you a quick analysis if your roof has solar panel potential
    Google Project Sunroof

    google sunroof.png
     
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    "Sorry, Project Sunroof hasn't reached that address yet"

    bah.
     
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    Yep same here... Prolly only good in you live in sunny CA ;)
     
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    I mean, Western PA is one of those places where it's probably not worth the cost *now*, but will be in the near future if prices of solar equipment keep coming down. It would be really nice to have this sort of resource to help decide if/when to install solar power.

    If you live in CA, then the answer is yes. ;)
     
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    #5 MelindaV, Jun 3, 2016
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    it worked here in the overcast NW ;)

    although, the screenshot I included in the first post was from around my dad's house, about 30 miles south of where I am. Mostly because I have a small roof that only has east/west exposure, so it is not an option for solar. But just tried a number of the homes around my neighborhood with southern exposers and they all came up as not feasible (Washington). Tried a few across the river in Oregon and they all calculated as a savings. so, it appears they have some work to do.
     
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    The answer is already 'yes' here in Maine. I suspect it is in PA as well. With a 20 year loan, solar costs about 9-12 cents per kWh here, versus 15-16 cents for the store bought variety.

    In CA, the answer is, 'why haven't you already done it?' They get nearly twice the sun, and pay twice the price...

    Thank you kindly.

    p.s. If you think solar is too expensive have you checked prices this month?
     
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    The "price to compare" on my last electric bill is 7.88 cents per kWh. I think it will be a while before solar makes sense for my area.
     
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    Right, probably 6-12 months, if you have a good place to put them.

    Thank you kindly.
     
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    @SolarCity will do the analysis for more addresses for free. They ask for some electric usage history, then bring up google maps and look at your roof/direction etc and then let you know if they think it could work. Next step after that is an in home visit to discuss options, then if you want to proceed more next step is a structural survey etc.

    If you want to check them out here's a referral link:
    share.solarcity.com/teslaliving
     

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