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Old 12-31-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Went around the corner & now I'm lost!!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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They harvest the energy and since it is their equipment I am sure they get the rebates not you, but I failed to ask this question so I am not 100% sure.
It's their equipment so it's their tax credits. In addition to that depending on the state they will also get the "green credit" which can be sold to power distributors so they can meed renewable energy mandates. Those costs are then passed onto consumers in their electric bill.

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Pennsylvania AEPS Alternative Energy Credit Program | Welcome

The Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) requires that an annually increasing percentage of electricity sold to retail customers in Pennsylvania is from alternative energy sources. The program requires that retail energy suppliers utilize Alternative Energy Credits (AECs) for demonstrating compliance with the standard. An AEC is created each time a qualified alternative energy facility produces 1000 kWh of electricity. The AEC is then be sold or traded separately from the power. This makes it easy for individuals and businesses to finance and invest in clean, emission free solar power.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Went around the corner & now I'm lost!!!!
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It's their equipment so it's their tax credits. In addition to that depending on the state they will also get the "green credit" which can be sold to power distributors so they can meed renewable energy mandates. Those costs are then passed onto consumers in their electric bill.
Thank you for your input CM. I have also spoken to another solar company and the total cost if bought by the resident is only 13K for 12 panels which includes EVERYTHING except the specialized meter that put energy back into the system. Another thing to consider is replacement of that portion of the roof the panels will go on BEFORE installing the panels; it highly suggested and in the long run wise to do but not necessary. You have those scammer roofers who will try to get you to do the entire roof done...nooo; it not needed. I, after going through four to five companies, finally found one willing to do only that portion of the roof at a very decent price.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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You have those scammer roofers who will try to get you to do the entire roof done...nooo; it not needed. I, after going through four to five companies, finally found one willing to do only that portion of the roof at a very decent price.
That's not a scam unless there is specific reason you only want it partially repaired like it's newer. If it's shingle roof and you have one section leaking it's only a matter of time before the rest of it starts leaking. Patching isn't ideal as far as integrity goes either which is one of the reasons a lot of companies aren't going to touch patch jobs if the whole roof needs to be replaced. In the long run it will cost you more money anyway.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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That's not a scam unless there is specific reason you only want it partially repaired like it's newer. If it's shingle roof and you have one section leaking it's only a matter of time before the rest of it starts leaking. Patching isn't ideal as far as integrity goes either which is one of the reasons a lot of companies aren't going to touch patch jobs if the whole roof needs to be replaced. In the long run it will cost you more money anyway.
I had five companies look at my roof and I don't have any leaks or damage, therefore in MY case it was wise to put new panels over new portion of the roof that would be covered by these panels; not getting a entire new roof. Everybodys situation is different.

Also homeowner's insurance would not help offset the cost just because I am getting panels on my roof. Even if I had true damage, insurance companies are now replacing only the sections damage; not the entire roof if they can avoid it and boy a lot more are doing this.
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