Californians Installing Solar At High...

Californians Installing Solar At High Rates; Incentive Programs Running Out

There are 12 comments on the CBS Local story from Jul 13, 2013, titled Californians Installing Solar At High Rates; Incentive Programs Running Out. In it, CBS Local reports that:

California homeowners continue to install rooftop solar panels at high rates, this despite the state's incentive program winding down.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Jul 13, 2013
"Once only affordable for the wealthy, Tom Werner, CEO of San Jose-based SunPower said thatís not the case anymore."

In 2005 a roof top system that cost 71K installed, about the price of a loaded Suburban, an Escalade or one of the many luxury cars on the market, now costs right around 36K installed. With the FTC of 30% still good until December of 2016,one could get that price down to 25.2K. With tiered electricity rates becoming more common, one could greatly lessen their electric bill by installing a 4KW peak system on their roof. The Census says there are about 126,000,000 roofs in the U.S. If you put 6KW peak solar PV on every roof, you could make about 3.024TW of power each day.

Since: Mar 13

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#2 Jul 24, 2013
Nonsense. Even on the best case day with no clouds anywhere across the nation, the max POWER would be ~0.8 TW. Wishful thinking dude.
Soalrman

La Quinta, CA

#3 Jul 24, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
Nonsense. Even on the best case day with no clouds anywhere across the nation, the max POWER would be ~0.8 TW. Wishful thinking dude.
Your math comes from what? Wikipedia? Needs certification.
masterblaster

Mexico, Mexico

#4 Jul 24, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
Nonsense. Even on the best case day with no clouds anywhere across the nation, the max POWER would be ~0.8 TW. Wishful thinking dude.
Based on what ?? Your guesswork ??

Since: Mar 13

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#5 Jul 24, 2013
So now I know how I get 2 times the same stupid judgements, you are both solarman AND soalrman.

Your numbers, simple math. 6kw/house x 126,000,000 houses = 756,000,000kW = 756,000 MW =756 GW = 0.756 TW. I rounded up a bit, so in fact you were MORE wrong than I first said.

Or can't you do simple math?
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#6 Jul 25, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
So now I know how I get 2 times the same stupid judgements, you are both solarman AND soalrman.
Your numbers, simple math. 6kw/house x 126,000,000 houses = 756,000,000kW = 756,000 MW =756 GW = 0.756 TW. I rounded up a bit, so in fact you were MORE wrong than I first said.
Or can't you do simple math?
How many sun hours a day dumbass? Perhaps 4? 0.756 TW x 4 = 3.024 TW. YOUR math sucks just as you do.

Since: Mar 13

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#7 Jul 26, 2013
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text>How many sun hours a day dumbass? Perhaps 4? 0.756 TW x 4 = 3.024 TW. YOUR math sucks just as you do.
Oh you poor simple man.
.756 TW x 4 HOURS = 3.024 TWh not 3.024 TW. If you are going to talk about technical things, use the proper technical terms. Else you just look stupid.

Can I get an "oops"?
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#8 Jul 26, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> Oh you poor simple man.
.756 TW x 4 HOURS = 3.024 TWh not 3.024 TW. If you are going to talk about technical things, use the proper technical terms. Else you just look stupid.
Can I get an "oops"?
As soon as I get a sorry for your do nothing piss poor math stupidity. BFD TWh and so you don't know the difference of sun hours, peak solar. What Wikipedia didn't have something you could steal from? So, if you go back to the original post the 3.024 (TW) is correct and not YOUR about 0.8 TW, hey look at that you got it wrong too. You have no credibility Kiteman, what experience have you had with solar? None, right? What have you done to take responsibility for your energy usage? None, right?

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#9 Jul 27, 2013
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as I get a sorry for your do nothing piss poor math stupidity. BFD TWh and so you don't know the difference of sun hours, peak solar. What Wikipedia didn't have something you could steal from? So, if you go back to the original post the 3.024 (TW) is correct and not YOUR about 0.8 TW, hey look at that you got it wrong too. You have no credibility Kiteman, what experience have you had with solar? None, right? What have you done to take responsibility for your energy usage? None, right?
Wow! You screw up your simple math and somehow _I_ am to blame. Very mature,(not).

Your stupid choice to steal from your neighbors (I'll grant for the best of intentions, but the road to hell...) does not in any way excuse you from doing your math correctly. Nor does my refusal to steal from my neighbors mean I am doing nothing. Your stupid, venal choice is not the only one.

And your stringing together negative adjectives about MY math does not make it wrong nor correct your error. YOU were wrong, I was right. I obviously know enough about such things to distinguish that. I see no convincing evidence that you do.

Can I get an "oops" NOW?
Soalrman

La Quinta, CA

#10 Jul 27, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> Wow! You screw up your simple math and somehow _I_ am to blame. Very mature,(not).
Your stupid choice to steal from your neighbors (I'll grant for the best of intentions, but the road to hell...) does not in any way excuse you from doing your math correctly. Nor does my refusal to steal from my neighbors mean I am doing nothing. Your stupid, venal choice is not the only one.
And your stringing together negative adjectives about MY math does not make it wrong nor correct your error. YOU were wrong, I was right. I obviously know enough about such things to distinguish that. I see no convincing evidence that you do.
Can I get an "oops" NOW?
Since you have a problem with reality, let's just get this over with. In YOUR usual OCD fashion be the little be-ach to have the last word. Content doesn't matter, just as long as YOU are the last to post. We have 5,4,3,... QED

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#11 Jul 27, 2013
Soalrman wrote:
<quoted text>Since you have a problem with reality, let's just get this over with. In YOUR usual OCD fashion be the little be-ach to have the last word. Content doesn't matter, just as long as YOU are the last to post. We have 5,4,3,... QED
Jeez, how would I guess there would be another evasion of responsibility on your part?

I mean its not like its typical behavior or anything...[/sarc]

Since: Feb 15

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#12 Feb 26, 2015
The California Solar Incentive program became over-subscribed in that they received more applications for incentive funds than remaining funds in the program. To address this, a Wait List was established for applicants to Southern California Edisonís General Market Non-Residential CSI program. The program stated that applications on the Wait List are not guaranteed a CSI Incentive. Because of this, companies seeking incentives who receive conditional approval to proceed are required to complete projects within a compressed time schedule, and accurately finalize and deliver all necessary paperwork to secure incentive funds.

[QUOTE who="Tom Djokovich, CEO of XsunX, Inc. "]<quoted text>One of our customers, a plastics and vinyl components manufacturer based in South Los Angeles, CA, learned that their application had received a conditional reservation under the CSI program and had a short time to complete the installation, secure all inspection approvals, and deliver post installation certifications or the client could lose their conditional program approval. XsunX began implementation of the 118kW system on December 10, 2014, received all of the required city approvals prior to year-end, and finalized all Edison paperwork and approvals. This resulted in the client recently becoming one of the last commercial projects to receive incentive funding from this oversubscribed CSI program.
One of the key reasons for our growth over the past year has been our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. The challenge facing this specific customer was one that required speedy response, technical know-how, and complete dedication and focus Ė trademarks of the XsunX brand. As commercial solar continues to skyrocket in California, we are confident that our reputation as a solar partner will continue to generate word-of-mouth referrals, resulting in increased revenue opportunities.[/QUOTE]

Source:
http://www.xsunx.com/news13.php...
Helpful links:
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Solar/About...
http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/csi/index...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/03/much-can-...

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