Originally Posted by someotherguy
i'm savin' my cake as we speak to build myself a self-sustaining, off-grid earthship.
i'm so fucking tired of feeding the monster!
I had some experience in cali workiing for a solar company named Verengo Solar located outta orange county i want to say still, its been about a year or two since i worked for them but they definitely had the setup! when things started i remember it was all about Govt incentives for anyone thats paying more than 150 a month which we all know is easy
anyway they do a completely free consultation before any kind of commitment. pretty nicely as well, they use satellite photos to determine the % of sun exposure your roof or property has to decide where the best place to set up a solar system. best part i remembered was the $1000 down deal they had, where if u had a high bill, good roof exposure and u owned the house the $1000 is all theyd ask of u to replace your box on the house with one converted for the solar system. after that you are still tapped into the grid obviously but if you produce more electricity than you use, you get "credits" for your elec bill instead of paying it
the only thing I could only hope we figure out a better way to store the energy so we all can have our off the grid paradises! heres a cool link to a renewable energy http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_sado...le_energy.html
glad to see this thread, maybe this will help interest a few of you that are looking for solar set ups