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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23 2013 10:03 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

WHAT?

The government offers tax incentives?

To ordinary people?

I thought the only people who could get those were corporation type people.

This has to be some sort of liberal socialist communist plot to destroy America.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

I am always frustrated with this type of article. It does not provide adequate information to be meaningful. The author has essentially stated "some people think it makes financial sense to place solar panels on their homes. You can decide if you want to do that." A hypothetical example would be more useful for this reader. A more useful example follows:

A hypothetical 2,500sq ft house in Utah uses $______ in electricity per year. If the house is facing south, a _ kilowatt system can be installed at a pre-rebate cost of $______. That system will produce $______ of electricity per year. Federal rebates total $______, and the local utility will pay $_______. The $_______ final cost will be paid off in ___ years. Your pay off may vary.

A scenario such as that provides readers a tangible synopsis of the current solar market.

Now that a meaningful algorithim has been established, will someone with industry knowledge fill in the blanks and help determine if purchasing a solar system is a reasonable decision for us?

Zac
Ogden, UT

One thing about the RMP rebate. It is mandatory to have their monitoring devices installed to your system. Those ones that are "supposed" to help with efficiency by turning your AC on and off.

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