[Summit] Solar panels

Douglas Itkin douglas.itkin at gmail.com
Wed May 18 00:10:54 CDT 2016


RE: Solarize RI
I found a flyer from on my door with contact info:
www.solarizeRI.com or call 508-808-4424
says the "Solarize Providence program ends June 26th"

Douglas Itkin

home:  401-274-5484
cell: 401-419-4428
email:  douglas.itkin at gmail.com

On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 11:23 PM, Kerry Kohring <kerrykohring at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Sherri et al:
>      SNA is trying to arrange a briefing from Solarize Rhode Island. Here
> is some info I have already.
>
>      Solarize Rhode Island (Solarize RI) is a program designed to
> encourage the adoption of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic
> (PV) systems through a coordinated education, marketing and outreach
> effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased
> savings to homeowners and businesses as more people go solar.
>
>      Solarize RI is a public-private partnership with the support of the
> State of Rhode Island. Our partners include:
>
>      *The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) the lead state
> agency on energy policy and programs.
>
>      *SmartPower, the nation’s leading non-profit marketing firm
> dedicated to promoting clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
>
>      * Dividend Solar, an online, direct lending community that enables
> investment in residential solar at a meaningful scale.
>
>      *Commerce RI, the official economic development organization for the
> State of Rhode Island.
>
>      The Solarize Rhode Island Program Administrators announced that
> Providence and the selected installer, Solar Flair, have been selected to
> participate in the Spring 2016 round of Solarize Rhode Island.
> Kerry Kohring, SNA vice president
>
>
>
>
> On May 15, 2016, at 8:41 PM, Anne Holland wrote:
>
> My friend in Colorado has done this. Her advice: only go with a leasing
> program. The solar company still owns the panels and deals with
> maintenance, installation, insurance, upgrades, etc. you pay them a monthly
> lease fee (she pays $95). You get all the electricity, including benefiting
> from selling excess electricity. Plus, she says the panels have been
> fantastic at acting as insulation for her roof in the summer - she runs her
> AC on far fewer days now.
>
> In Colorado, though, she has 300 days of sunshine per year and her roof
> faces south with no obstructions. If your roof is not facing south, or
> trees obstruct the sun, or just weather, it may not be a good idea for you.
>
> Also: solar panels will probably void your roof guarantee. So if you have
> roof problems after they are screwed into your roof, you will pay out of
> pocket for fixes.
>
> Anne Holland
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On May 15, 2016, at 8:04 PM, Sharon Waldman <slwaldman at cox.net> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
> We are looking to have an energy audit done and also looking at
> potentially installing solar roof panels. Has anyone done either of these
> and, if so, have recommendations for who to use and not to us?
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Sharon
>
> Greaton Drive
>
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