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For the Okies in the meeting, please know that the Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners are very important to the future of solar. I just watched the debate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1LA08Zm_YU) for the Republican candidates. We need pro-solar candidates!
I live in a neighborhood on the National Historical Registry. I hope that we can be included in this solar energy project. I'm also a senior looking to save wherever I can. Had solar added to our home in Aurora CO back in the 80s.
Thank for considering solar Julie! Glad to know you had solar in Aurora. We are working with some homes on the registry and can see what opportunities are available in your area.
That is wonderful, Julie! If your neighborhood is a historic preservation design district, there will be an additional process involved to get a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission. If your neighborhood is just on the National Register, but not a design district, it's the same approach as any other home!
Thank you. Looking forward to learning more.
Thank you to EightTwenty for that!
We will be focusing specifically on commercial and nonprofit aspects of the program at future events.
How hard is it to re-roof the house with solar?
Great question, Larry. I imagine Tony will want to answer this one live.
Cory Baitz I EightTwenty
Hi Larry, this is Cory at EightTwenty, thanks for the question. It's not hard to re-roof a house with solar. The roof attachments can be easily uninstalled. We could come out to uninstall the system, let the roof be replaced, and then reinstall the system.
What happens if there's hail/wind damage?
Cory Baitz I EightTwenty
Hi Almond, great question. While the panels are rated to handle typical hail, if there is very large hail that produces damage, replacing the panel would be included through homeowners insurance just like a roof replacement due to hail. In adding solar to a homeowner's policy, we typically see little to no change to the policy.
How do people typically finance these projects?
For houses that produce more energy than it consumes, what happens? Are the panels automatically turn off? Is power routed to a battery? If so, what happens is battery reaches limit?
What is the typical break-even date? Meaning, how many years does it take to recoup the costs for install and equipment?