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by jimmy544  8 minutes ago

I paid 5000 up front to Solar City.They paid for and installed the solar panels and inverter and an outside disconnect that is mandated in MA. They get all the tax benefits and I get all of the power except for the power credits that you speak of. It is a 20 year lease that you can renew for I think it is 2 5year periods and then yearly if you want. By the end of 25 years the panels would be down 10-13% output or city does what you do with the 1000Kw credits. Solar City has another lease deal where you pay nothing up front but buy your power at a reduced fixed rate. The up front lease seemed the best way to go . Leases have a 10 year guarantee and if you buy you get 5 year guarantee. I am not sure what happens after the ten year guarantee is up. There is not a lot to go wrong but you never know.

by jimmy544  19 minutes ago

But all of the hot rodders are going the turbo route because that is the way of more power though a few got to 8-71 s for the same reason. The cars making 1000 1200 1500 and 2000 hp are turboed. Though most need race gas to get that kind of output.

by Rainy1  Yesterday

An idea for you as well...How about replacing that blue car with a pic. of you!! See you love hiking...So do I!!

by jimmy544  Yesterday

The rate last year was about $0.21 and this month they lowered it to $0.175 that is pretty significant for us. Maybe that is to get us using more? Some of the dragsters and big displacement aircraft engines use superchargers that can eat up hundreds of horsepower. Turbos can if not set up correctly restrict the exhaust flow some but there is more horsepower gained than when supercharged. the Pratt&Whitney R3350 piston aircraft engine was turbo compounded. It was turbo charged and the extra exhaust energy was harnessed by another turbine and fed back into the crankshaft via a torque converter. It developed 3300 hp . One of the first engines to develop horsepower/cubic inch. An old friend of mine, now long gone, was a flight engineer, back when they had crews of 3 on a Constellation. Went to our chiropractor today found they had put in a 16 panel array but did not know much detail about their system. But it is spreading.....


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by LanguageMan1  Yesterday

Hey Joeski! Hope you're doing well. I thought I'd share this with you. A video I took of a rainbow about three years ago. I never uploaded it until now. Hope you enjoy.

by jimmy544  Yesterday

We got 21.2 yesterday which is good for this time of year. Expect something like that for today as well. Lots of clouds today like yesterday.

by jimmy544  Yesterday

Turbo lag is a big problem that has been mostly overcome by multiple smaller turbos. Huge advantage over supercharging as a good supercharger drains a lot of hp from the engine. Turbos are almost free. :)

by jimmy544  Yesterday

We paid 5K up front for the 20 year lease and it is paying back about 1000 a year so it is about 2/5 paid. Looks like they lower the rate last month so it might be longer.

by jimmy544  Yesterday

Interesting I see what I missed by leasing. SolarCity is doing in large scale what you are doing selling the credits. Today looks like a really good day. Maybe 22 KW-Hours. Our system uses 1 dc-ac inverter which is rated to 3.5 KW I think. Occasionally, we see peaks of 4010 or 4011 but never much over 3600-3800 watts continuously. Most of the time it is less than 3000 watts. We are approaching 9300 total kw hours since installation. The 1964 buick Wildcat had a huge 4 barrel on it and it would leave about 100 ft of rubber when you floored it in 1st gear about 20 ft of rubber when it shifted into 2nd and a loud chirp when it shiffted into 3rd at about 80. Mileage was not too good 13 to 17 on the highway. It had good brakes for drums all of the hot rodders liked the Buick drum brakes they were the best until disk brakes.

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