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Posted by Jeff N on Sunday, 23 December 2018, at 7:37 p.m.
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In response to 142959: Solar, posted by Jim L3 on Sunday, 23 December 2018, at 1:56 p.m.

Start at Inter Island solar. I wish that we had. Our 22 panel grid tie cost $21,901.25. No battery. Now we are looking at two more panels and swap out inverter to a battery connected / grid tie for an additional $14,562.00. Ouch.
I dug around on Ebay and found the inverter for under $2,000.That being said, you will likely need a freight forwarder to get it to the Big Island. Then get bids for the electrical work, permit, etc. Expect it to take 15 to 20 months all in.

HAWAII TAX CREDIT $5,000, Fed tax credit, $4,300. but being retired, it will take nearly forever to use the whole tax credit.

Or build a BIG playhouse in the backyard, call it an Ohana or playhouse and rent it out for $1,100 a month and don't worry about anything solar.

Inter-Island Solar Supply
Solar energy equipment supplier
73-5569 Kauhola St # 3, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
solarsupply.com
(808) 329-7890


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   Δ why switch FROM net metering????
    Rich E2 -- Sunday, 23 December 2018, at 10:29 p.m.
   Δ why switch FROM net metering????
    Jeff N -- Monday, 24 December 2018, at 3:19 a.m.
   Δ I'm glad I got in before the door closed!!
    Rich E2 -- Monday, 24 December 2018, at 8:09 a.m.
   Δ net metering
    Richard B -- Monday, 24 December 2018, at 8:54 a.m.
   Δ Too bad net metering ended
    Rich E2 -- Monday, 24 December 2018, at 11:04 a.m.
   Δ Too bad net metering ended
    Jeff N -- Monday, 24 December 2018, at 12:35 p.m.
   Δ UPS systems protect against bad Helco power
    Rich E2 -- Monday, 24 December 2018, at 12:57 p.m.

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