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  •  sad here (1+ / 0-)
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    because we've been told there's no way to have solar

    on account of the many trees around the house (without them we'd be miserable)

    and because our southern exposure is blocked much of the year by a hill

    there's a small open field also, but that was pooh poohed

    maybe someone here can give us hope...

    •  Solar project designer here ... (4+ / 0-)

      Why was the open field pooh poohed?

      ‎"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine

      by jobobo on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 05:48:46 AM PST

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      •  Maybe it had cows in it (0+ / 0-)

        Okay, silly joke. But the snark had to come out. :)

        And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

        by Pale Jenova on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 10:16:56 AM PST

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    •  Sure (0+ / 0-)

      you could contract for someone else to produce it for you.  Not all electricity has to be generated on site, no matter what distributed generation fans tell you.  (Admittedly, DG is awesome)  

      I too have trees, but contract for 100% renewable power, with which I charge my electric car.  Sure folks like to say how horribly expensive it is, but when you factor in the cost of gas and maintenance (electrics have FAR lower maintenance costs), we actually come out ahead financially, even with moving from a car we owned outright to a three year lease.

      (Caveat:  I live in an urban area, so I have access to a modest number of level 2 chargers and don't commute 70 miles each way to work.  Of course, if you are doing that, you should consider moving!)

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