Jump to content


Solar panels...does anyone have them?

Recommended Posts

No, but we've been looking at/for them for awhile now.


In some of my research, I found this site: http://1bog.org/

It basically is a way to provide solar panels at lower cost based on getting groups of people w/in a community to buy in bulk. I don't really know anything about this group, but the idea seems great, imo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
Guest alister



Thanks for sharing the useful information.


There are many websites which provide details about the major types of solar panel technologies and provides free online training that has important tips for maximising the efficiency of your solar panels for homes installation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always heard that you had to be sure to check your homeowners insurance. I don't know if that is still true, but it seemed that some insurance wouldn't allow them. I've also heard that they are or soon will be tax deductions for this type of thing.

Edited by OrganicAnn
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have them; in fact, this is how we get all of our electricity as we live far from any power line. I don't know much about them though as they are in my husband's realm :). I do know that my city friends found very helpful info from their local power company. In many cases (if you plan to have the electricity "tied" to your house vs. just filling large batteries) the power company will install them free to insure that they are "tied" to the system appropriately. They also rec. tax info from the power co. as well as assistance in choosing appropriate sized panels. I know many companies often offer information services; take advantage of these! Here in OR there is a tax credit for the purchase of panels, though since it is somehow related to the power company we have not been eligible for them. I need to look into that again. We have had our panels for many years, and have had no problem with them.


When shopping for the best deal, look at the output to determine cost per kilowatt. Then make sure to notice the variance number, which is expressed as a + or -. This is the amount that the panel production varies from the stated KW output.... buying a panel with a smaller variance will often give you more output for your $.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...