Soon everyone will be an electric com...

Soon everyone will be an electric company

There are 20 comments on the MarketWatch story from Jul 5, 2014, titled Soon everyone will be an electric company. In it, MarketWatch reports that:

In the not-too-distant future, everyone could be an electric company, selling power into the grid just like the owners of giant generating plants.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Jul 5, 2014
"Sunnyvale, Calif., resident Louis Gray installed Sunrun panels on his family’s home in March. Instead of paying by the month, Gray opted to pay $17,000 up front for a 20-year lease. Sunrun installed, owns and maintains the system. Gray’s bill from PG&E, the local electric utility, has dropped from $200 to $300 a month to about $20. "

"“We estimate we will save $60,000 in the 20 years,” said Gray, who is married and has three children.“It’s probably the best decision we’ve made all year financially. There’s only so many ways you can take costs out [of your budget] every month, and this has been a great one.” "

He could have kept that 17K in the bank at a whopping 0.5 to 1% interest. So, he's saving $180 to $280 a month on average, a sight more than the bank will pay in interest. Electricity rates have averaged a 1% increase each year for the last 30 years. Depending on what happens to KWh rates, the 60K estimate on savings may be low. Both PG&E and SCE have a tiered rate system. When they feel a need for more money, all they have to do is diddle the KWh rate per tier or the tier rate as a whole. Example, SCE is going to a 4 tiered index. They have increased the rate per KWh in the lowest tier from 13 cents to 16 cents per KWh. They also have decreased the amount of KWh in the lowest tier. SCE is also crying about the costs of decommissioning the San Onofre nuclear plant. They are saying they will need another 1.8 Billion dollars to do the job. Look for another increase in rates very soon.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#3 Jul 6, 2014
Edwind wrote:
It's shocking that there is so much bull shit going around these days.
Yeah right troll. Get a little education so YOUR opinion is not riddled with B.S. that way you can be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

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Alison Young

Ahmedabad, India

#16 Aug 10, 2014
The system can store enough electricity to work like a backup generator and keep the lights on and fridge cold in a power outage or natural disaster.
Mike Honka

Berkeley, CA

#17 Dec 28, 2014
Cumm for me
SolarLove

Rockville, MD

#20 Jan 2, 2015
$60K in savings sounds great!

Lots of profits to be made in solar.

www.ph14investmentplan.com/youre-giddy-saving...
Markjewbook

Oakland, CA

#23 Jan 23, 2015
Solar B S plenty!
Leroy Washington

Berkeley, CA

#24 Feb 3, 2015
Solar lies abound. My solar panel blow up and my house is no more.
Booboo Obamass

Berkeley, CA

#25 Feb 3, 2015
I is scaired of da electric roof. I sees lightininged around all the times.
Lier Williams

Berkeley, CA

#27 Feb 6, 2015
Fuocks me why don't you! How do you like that? Maybe I can sell solar panels.
Pope Acola

Richmond, CA

#29 Feb 8, 2015
Let me bliss your solar panel for only $100,000.00.
Al Gored

Richmond, CA

#30 Feb 8, 2015
I discovered elicktrickity, cumm to me if you need more elicktrick power.
Frank Sinasstra

Alamo, CA

#31 Apr 20, 2015
Fly me to the panels, then plug me in baby.
Jewface Buttbook

Alamo, CA

#32 May 9, 2015
I cumm for the power of Sun made panel power. Give me my panels and forgive me not, for I am the all mighty power happy smuck. Let me cream love to my powerful panels. Power to me, the greatest person on Earth.

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Concave

Encinitas, CA

#33 May 14, 2015
Jewface Buttbook wrote:
I cumm for the power of Sun made panel power. Give me my panels and forgive me not, for I am the all mighty power happy smuck. Let me cream love to my powerful panels. Power to me, the greatest person on Earth.
For you and all of your disrespectful avatars. What a do nothing say anything scrotumfly. You've transcended troll chickensh!t, right on down the ladder to scrotumfly.
Hot Flash

Oakland, CA

#34 Jun 8, 2015
Concave wrote:
<quoted text>For you and all of your disrespectful avatars. What a do nothing say anything scrotumfly. You've transcended troll chickensh!t, right on down the ladder to scrotumfly.
Shove one solier panel up your ahol and call yourself an electric company.
Mike Honka

Petaluma, CA

#35 Jul 3, 2015
Cumm again?
Jack Offmoore

San Francisco, CA

#36 Jul 17, 2015
FRAUD = Solier Panels
Callme TRUMP

San Francisco, CA

#37 Jul 17, 2015
Soon I'll be president and Mexicans will be gone from the USA.
Mike Honka

San Francisco, CA

#38 Jul 17, 2015
Mexicans must go back to Mexico!
Callme TRUMP

San Francisco, CA

#39 Aug 7, 2015
What's this Solier Panel BS? When get in , Solier Panels will be banned for ever!

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