[Summit] Trinity Solar: Input?

Coryndon Luxmoore coryndon at luxmoore.com
Wed May 16 06:11:55 CDT 2018


People Power and Light who are a great organization has an association with
Energy Sage which will get you a range of quotes including financing from
installers.

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On Wed, May 16, 2018, 6:35 AM Mona Moller Delgado <mona_delgado at brown.edu>
wrote:

> Sounds too good to be true.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 15, 2018, at 5:44 PM, Paul G Smith <paul.slvrwngs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> This sounds fishy to me. We had 20 panels installed on our house a year
> ago. There are quite a few homes on the East Side that have panels. There
> are lots of companies selling these, with varying financial arrangements.
> Some of them are more reputable than others. It does make sense in most
> cases to do it, both financially and environmentally, but there are lots
> of variables. Be sure you talk to someone who understands the engineering,
> not just a sales person. And make sure your roof is reasonably new before
> you do it.
>
> There is a state mandate to National Grid, but there is no installer
> designation. In any case, you don't get something for nothing.
>
> - Paul
>
> *Paul G Smith*
> 54 Summit Ave, Providence, RI  02906
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> E-mail: *paul.slvrwngs at gmail.com* <paul.slvrwngs at gmail.com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Summit [mailto:summit-bounces at sna.providence.ri.us
> <summit-bounces at sna.providence.ri.us>] On Behalf Of Paul Wilde
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:56 PM
> To: summit at sna.providence.ri.us
> Subject: [Summit] Trinity Solar: Input?
>
> Hey all,
>
> Yesterday I was approached by a very nice person from Trinity Solar.
>
> They claim to be installing panels through a state mandate requiring
>
> our local grid to be 20% solar by 2020.
>
> Are they on the up and up?  What do you know about them please?
>
> They say they are working through the RI DOE, that is overseeing this
>
> implementation, and there is no charge for the panels (per se?) to the
>
> consumer, that they get paid for by a solar charge for the first seven
>
> years (approx. equivalent to one's present electric bill), then after
>
> that you own the panels free and clear and don't have a fee for
>
> electricity consumed.
>
> Input greatly appreciated.  Any hidden catches one can think of?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
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