Originally Posted by Fitseries3
time to buy a windmill and go completely self sufficient.
thats ridiculous to charge people with solar panels a surcharge. they should give you a discount for being better for the environment.
do they give a tax credit for having a solar panel?
i've heard of some people actually getting paid for electricity because their windmills actually put power back into the grid.
The power company for San Diego (SDG&E) takes any surplus I put into the grid, but I do not get payed for it. I did get a large tax credit and a rebate when they were installed, but that only applied to the cost of the panels not the electricity or the installation. It's really demented that I am being punished for using less electricity. As for a windmill, even if I could afford one of ample size and output for my needs, it's highly unlikely there would be sufficient wind for it, let alone that I would be allowed to have it or that I am even zoned for it.
It's sad times indeed, I want to go back to Texas!