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Post in 'The Green Room' started by Vic99, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Vic99

    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    4.5c x 6400W = $288. Is that right?
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    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    Duh-oh. . . . $4.50/W I call it over-eager-math.
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    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    And then rebates and tax breaks cut it nearly in half. And then SRECs are icing on the cake.
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I was going to say "I'll take 10". Turn my yard into a solar farm and retire
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    Watch the SRECS promises. The value of those continue to drop as more enter the market, and the cost per kw drop with fuel costs.
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    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    Agreed.

    But, Massachusetts has a ceiling and a floor for the credits. Currently each credit, 1 MW, has a ceiling of $550 this year and a floor of $170. The ceiling goes down by 0-6% per year. Talked to a couple of guys that got $500 each this year. Selling credits for $300/MW ave for a 6 MW system will yield $18k over 10 years. Maybe do better than that.

    http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-util...tatus-of-the-rps-solar-carve-out-program.html

    Other state and fed incentives, plus, of course, paying only a $4 electric bill for being hooked to the grid gets you to the break even point much quicker. I can't imagine the cost of burning mostly coal is going to decrease over the next 10 years.

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