ranma241 wrote:Hi all the net meter solar power is worse than any pyramid scheme and here is why it cost me to for the installation $1,600 over the past billing period of 83 days the usage is 133kWh and the solar contribution of 214kWh. I would think they would use the calculation of solar contribution less power usage.
Smurf1976 wrote:I fail to see how there's a cost of using the roof space for solar.
Unless you are one of the very few who happen to live at a prime location for advertising signage (eg top of a T-junction on a major road) then there's basically zero use for the roof that will produce an economic return to the owner. As such there is no opportunity cost of having put solar panels on it.
Gordon-Loomberah wrote:I suggest having a read of this comprehensive article from Solar Citizens regarding smart meter offerings
http://www.solarcitizens.org.au/smart_m ... _customers
Yortt wrote:however it further reinforces my decision to turn it off at least until I can access definitive answers so I can make an informed decision.
Gordon-Loomberah wrote:>> given the return is so poor it would not justify spending the repair money, now I have no solar benefit
I don't understand how you can make this statement- given you already have a system on your roof, the cost of your electricity is essentially free during most of the day when it is sunny. The alternative is paying 20-50+c/kWh (I don't know your particular contract details) during the day, if you turn the system off.
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