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Solar on two residences??

Postby dani777 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:23 pm

Just had a browse and couldn't find any related topics, neither here or other forums....

Curious to know if someone is entitled to have two separate residences both running solar back to the grid. I'm unclear if this is legal? One is a holiday home, one is primary residence.

Would you be able to get all government incentives for both systems?
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby davidg » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:01 pm

dani777 wrote:Curious to know if someone is entitled to have two separate residences both running solar back to the grid. I'm unclear if this is legal? One is a holiday home, one is primary residence.

You own both ? and which state, etc etc. more information please
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby Smurf1976 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:10 pm

It would depend on what state you are in so need to know that info. :)
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby dani777 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:32 pm

Both residents are in SA and I own both properties

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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby Tracker » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:43 pm

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I would have thought the answer would be that you can shove solar anywhere you want, provided it is approved by the local power company, and especially, if you are paying the freight
You can put two or twenty two, on the one property, or twenty one properties. But each setup will require approval..

Then there is the issue of Feed In Tariffs... Likely less of an issue, these days, with most systems being shut down. REC rebates are now 1:1 are they not.. if so, you again can have as many as you like --- if approved by the local power company...

Each installation will likely need to comply with relevant codes and standards

So, the big question is again... where are you.. and who is paying..
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby davidg » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:18 pm

dani777 wrote:Both residents are in SA and I own both properties

I'm very sorry, I don't know for SA unfortunately :(
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby Tracker » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:54 pm

dani777 wrote:..... One is a holiday home, one is primary residence.....Would you be able to get all government incentives for both systems?....


Have you worked out anything practical..
I have the feeling that incentives (if any left NOW), apply to the property, and thus you should be able to have both..

Does anyone in SA know for sure..
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby Tracker » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:34 pm

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PS.. I think that I just saw a post that SA still have a semi generous FIT scheme..
We in other states are not likely to know how the State Program works.. ie. Two applications from the one party..
Just a silly question... could the bride fill in the other application..
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby Kalani4321 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:33 pm

It's related to the meter which is effectively the property from the electricity retailer's perspective. These sound like quite separate properties so presumably there are separate meters? Rebates and incentives are tied to the meter.
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Re: Solar on two residences??

Postby Tracker » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:28 am

Kalani4321 wrote:It's related to the meter which is effectively the property from the electricity retailer's perspective. These sound like quite separate properties so presumably there are separate meters? Rebates and incentives are tied to the meter.

and the OP said ""One is a holiday home, one is primary residence."", so we can only assume they are different locations and thus meters..

so... if you can't have two and they are separate, then the NAME must have something to do with it.

Normally the utility suppliers would go off title details, but. ...I doubt that a tenant would be unable to apply.
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