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HOA Question Solar on Nature Center

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Chsalas, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    I 've seen the Solar Panels installed on Nature Center and they look really good. Is there any information, report etc. on the performance they have seen with them. They've been installed about 18 months (give or take) and I'd like to know what we've seen in the way of performance, average output, any savings to the Association. Just some data to see how they are performing. I'd love to know so as to make an informed decision for myself. Thanks.
     
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    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    The same company that installed those provided estimates around the same time but the out of pocket expense and the time period for payback was not good. Way too much up front and too many years for the ROI.
     
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  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Same here. It was about a 13-15 ROI. If I had just moved in, I would have definitely done it.
     
  5. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that was exactly my thought. My ROI was around the same as yours and while I get the idea that I will get back a chunk of the expense with the boost in sale price later too... just too long of a wait for such a large cost up front. My system was estimated around $32K.
     
  6. Chsalas

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    PERFECT! I'd seen the website but I did not notice the link to "SOLAR EDGE" . All this data is fascinating.
     
  7. Capricorn1964

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    Yep...that did deter me from getting a solar stuff put on my roof as the breakeven point was too long out.....but I was told that we are NOT allowed to have solar panels put on front of the house yet I see some houses that had solar panels put on the roof and some of the houses in the neighorhood had solar panels that were put on either side of the house's roof and it was very visible from the main road. I thought that panels were only permitted to be on the back roof due to aesthetics and less obtrusion from the main road.

    I also see greenhouses being built on the side of the house that can be seen from the front? I thought I saw that a lot of the large additions have to be placed in the rear of the house but I guess I'm mistaken or its "case by case" nowadays meaning its acceptable for one resident but may get turned down for another house for some odd reason. One never knows unless they apply but I would gather that since someone else may have had it approved ...the neighbor may take pictures and include it in the application as showing that there is a precedent there making their case stronger to get the same approval?? Perhaps?
     

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