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    Default Gone Green W/ Solar!

    Check it out... Finished a solar panel project this week and today around 10am when the sun was still at an angle and just barely starting the hit the panels the electric meter was spinning backwards and LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) was buying our electric

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    Great! Did you do the install yourself? Here in Seattle, where we get plenty of sun also btw, my panels and install on a 3kw system will spin the meter backwards occasionally but long term break even is still many...many years out.

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    No we had a local company do the install. this is a 5,670 watt system consisting of 27 panels. They do all our installs, I own a construction management company so we sub out our work.

    BTW nice avatar about three years ago I almost got the exact same tattoo!!! different font though.
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    awesome job, that is a beautiful home btw

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    Here's the meter running backwards today.... selling power back to the grid... what a nice sight this was. Feels good to be in the energy business!

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    does brand matter?

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    Thats wicked!!! I have a project like that down in Miami coming soon

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    that is awesome!! Only if it worked at night! lol
    A world where medical advances allow us to live forever is a terrifying thought...

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    Is there a special way that it must be set up so that it can run back into the powergrid? And does any regular meter work for recording how much is put back into the grid? I'm sure it isn't cheap but it is cool nonetheless!

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    I hope to someday have a green home. Thanks for posting! Share more when you have a chance.

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