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The large print giveth, but the small print taketh away

Posted by Jeff N on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, at 9:14 a.m.
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In response to 142155: The large print giveth, but the small print taketh away, posted by Rich E2 on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, at 7:59 a.m.

(This is Solar salesperson from January,)

Yes, I agree. I am really sorry that you are not saving more. Mathematically, it should work out better but it is hard to predict and control, I think this plan seems better for Helco. Unfortunately, by the time I am seeing real world feedback, this plan is full, and I already signed many people up-- I am upset they are not happy!! It is frustrating and I apologize!!

The battery will probably double your savings on the PV-- maybe when you get your tax credits back, or in the next year or two, we can add it on for you.... Just let me know when you are ready to explore that option... Definitely we are seeing batteries are the way to go to guarantee savings with these new plans.

With the plan you are on, the results are scattered. Some customers are really happy with the savings and have pretty low bills, while others are not getting the savings they want to see.. I hope you are in the first category!

Helco just changed the plans to make the credit they give you even lower (11 cents) on the new contracts--- so a third vs half on your contract.

Anyhow, let me know your thoughts and if you want a proposal for the battery addition or you want to wait on that for now.

Thanks! (Name omitted)

So the only way this begins to pay is to invest $7,000 - $12,000 more so a battery which can offset more of what you pay to Helco.

16 months ago, I would not have paid an additional $12,000

Total $36,000

We pay Helco the highest energy costs on the planet.

https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/billing-and-payment/rates-and-regulations/average-price-of-electricity

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2011/10/27/141766341/the-price-of-electricity-in-your-state

We also swapped out the old water heater for a hybrid water heater from Home Depot. This dropped our energy cost almost as much as a $23,000 PV system. Saving around $40 a month.

Aloha

Jeff


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   Δ An appologetic salesman is bad news!!
    Rich E2 -- Tuesday, 22 May 2018, at 10:03 a.m.
   Δ That letter could be useful
    Rich E2 -- Tuesday, 22 May 2018, at 10:07 a.m.

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