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Grow Solar St. Louis - Solar Power Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
Hailey, MREA
18:55
Hello and welcome to the webinar! Thank you for joining this session with Grow Solar St. Louis.We'll start the session shortly.
Hailey, MREA
22:57
If you have questions throughout the presentation, please drop them in the chat!
Hailey, MREA
23:30
Register now at mobot.org/greenlivingfest
Jim
24:05
My name is Jim Dixon and I am a project developer at StraightUp solar....I will try to keep up in the chat and you can also email at jim.dixon@straightupsolar.com
Phyllis Webb
27:06
Is this for Missouri Residents only or is Illinois included too.
Hailey, MREA
27:07
If you haven’t visited our website yet, give us a visit: http://growsolarstl.org or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/growsolarstl/
Jim
27:34
it is for the Metro eEast as well
Jim
27:55
Monroe St Clair and Madison counties only in Illinois
Tim Bisha
28:08
What constitutes a group for group buy? Municipality? Neighborhood? County?
Jim
29:11
The various counties
Hailey, MREA
29:20
Visit our sister program: www.GrowSolarMetroEast.org
Jim
32:03
There are two programs...on e for Missouri and one for Illinois
Alex Sammet
32:22
what counties are eligible in Missouri?
Phyllis Webb
32:52
Thank you!
Jim
33:32
Missouri counties...are St Louis and St Charles county as well as St Louis City
Hailey, MREA
34:06
If you are in Metro East, there is another Power Hour this evening at 6:30.
Alex Sammet
34:21
anything for Franklin county?
Jim
35:16
Franklin County is not part of this particular program but we do/have many projects oin Franklin County outside this program
Phyllis Webb
35:16
Will the Metro East meeting cover the same topics?
Hailey, MREA
35:52
yes! It will be all the same info.
Jim
36:05
Yes many aspects of the presentation will overlap although the incentives are different in Illinois and that is addressed
Alex Sammet
36:35
can you still get a free site inspection if in Franklin county?
Hailey, MREA
36:58
Here’s some Net Metering information from EnergySage.com: https://www.energysage.com/solar/101/net-metering-for-home-solar-panels/
Jim
37:10
absolutely...feel free to call me at 314-620-5540 or use jim.dixon@straightupsolar.com
Alex Sammet
37:34
great thanks Jim
Jim
37:55
sure Alex
Jennifer Sutherland
37:56
what data was used for the projected solar amounts? (how was that figured)
Hailey, MREA
38:04
StraightUp Solar also has a post about net metering on their website, check it out: https://straightupsolar.com/net-dual-metering/
Jim
39:34
Jennifer we utilize many condition sets for solar production....we use those that are consistent with the production of our arrays that have been in the field for as long as 16 years now...so they are accurate and conservative...happy to discuss further
Tim Bisha
39:56
Does straight-up solar have panels that track with the sun?
Jim
40:34
Tim we do not install trackers...we do install rooftop pitched and flat as well as ground mounts
Jim
41:28
trackers would not make any financial sense for typical residential installations
Hailey, MREA
41:29
Learn more here: http://www.onestl.org/
Tim Bisha
42:41
Are panels warranted against larger, faster hail than 1” at 50mph?
Jim
44:45
Tim panels normally will withstand up to golf ball sized hail...but this is an insurance issue...anytime you add an asset to your home insurance should be notified...sometimes it doesn't mean an increase...other times it is a small increase annually ( $50-$75) are the numbers I frequently hear
Hailey, MREA
45:41
Here’s information about Ameren’s Energy Efficiency Program: https://www.ameren.com/missouri/company/energy-efficiency
Hailey, MREA
45:55
Find a an Energy Auditor certified by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Energy here: https://energy.mo.gov/auditors
Hailey, MREA
46:58
Find a an Energy Auditor certified by the Building Performance Institute here: https://locate.bpi.org/?type=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9YWDBhDyARIsADt6sGaeRnPCZP1rKc8vxSbqkbUPXwVJ7hsDYgDhRjbl27KDmxxEIi-GKekaAolFEALw_wcB
Tim Bisha
49:48
Is there literature on the energy footprint of making, installing, and eventually recycling a solar panel? comparing it to
Jim
52:45
Tim...I can't confirm, but I would imagine that could be readily available with a Google search...but I have not done that
Hailey, MREA
55:11
Federal Tax Credit:You can go here for more information (and to download the necessary tax form) to learn about the Federal Tax Credit: https://news.energysage.com/how-do-i-claim-the-solar-tax-credit/
Hailey, MREA
56:31
You can check out these links to find more information about the Ameren MO rebates.Residential: https://www.ameren.com/missouri/residential/clean-energy-customer-programs/solar/customer-owned-solar
Hailey, MREA
56:41
Businesses: https://www.ameren.com/missouri/company/environment-and-sustainability/solar/application-process
Hailey, MREA
56:51
For large businesses, RenewSTL Solar might be a good option for you: https://renewmo.org/renewstlsolar/
Hailey, MREA
59:34
MREA is also a proud member of the Clean Energy Credit Union, learn more here: http://www.cleanenergycu.org
Hailey, MREA
59:52
See if your property is eligible with Ygrene, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) provider. Because Ygrene financing is an assessment on your property and not a loan or discount program, it is repaid annually with your property taxes. Approvals are based primarily on home equity. Learn more here: https://ygrene.com/solar
Hailey, MREA
01:00:48
Sign up for a site assessment with Jim and Straight Up Solarhttps://podio.com/webforms/17742518/1192440?fields[related-bdm-event]=1685628078
Tim Bisha
01:02:40
If one sustains roof damage (hail, etc.) to the point of needing a new roof, does Straight Up remove and reinstall the array?
Jim
01:03:11
we do perform remove and replace jobs all the time
Jean Ponzi
01:04:08
We’ve heard some news reports about PACE financing being not a great economic deal. Will you address the benefits or specific difference between the PACE options Grow Solar is promoting and these news report issues?
Tim Bisha
01:04:37
Can you repeat the link for a free assessment?
Gaby B
01:04:45
I missed part of the program, will the recording be available with participants?
Joyce Gorrell
01:05:10
Thanks for joining us today as part of the Green Living Festival Energy and Efficiency Day. Please join us later today for...6–7 p.m.EV 101: An Introduction to Electric VehiclesAre you curious about EVs? Join us to learn about the different models on the market, the basics of charging, incentives available and more. Plus, have the opportunity to ask questions of EV experts! Register now to save your spot!https://amerenmissouri.thedrivenexperience.com/event/ameren-missouri-ev-101-green-living-festival/
Jim
01:05:30
PACE can be a good financing option but it certainly is not for everyone
Hailey, MREA
01:05:41
This recording will be in a follow up email.
Daniel Davis
01:06:43
Does Monroe County Electric Co-op cooperate with the program?
Jim
01:07:18
do you guys have me muted?
Hailey, MREA
01:08:41
Sign up for a site assessment with Jim and Straight Up Solarhttps://podio.com/webforms/17742518/1192440?fields[related-bdm-event]=1685628078
Jim
01:08:56
is my phone muted?
Bob Dunnell
01:10:01
Do you work on flat roofs? Lots of them here in STL.
Joyce Gorrell
01:10:25
The Virtual Green Living Festival continues on June 3 and 4. The Festival is FREE to attend. Learn more and view the Schedule of Events and all live events, workshops, and family-friendly activities, today at www.mobot.org/greenlivingfest
Jim
01:10:29
we have 100s of flat roof installations
Barbara Burns
01:14:46
Have residents had many problems with homeowners association approval for panels?
Tim Bisha
01:15:24
Eric mentioned energy footprint data for REC panels. Can that be included in the e-mail followup? Thank you…
Hailey, MREA
01:15:47
most HOAs are fine if in the rear of the house
Daniel Davis
01:15:55
Illinois passed a law that prevents HOA's from restricting solar panels.
Pat Sonnecker
01:16:20
I missed the beginning of the talk. Is there a website where I can see it ?
Jim
01:16:41
most HOAs are fine with panels in the rear of the home
Joyce Gorrell
01:18:34
Yes, please join the Live Exhibit Hall of the Virtual Green Living Festival tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 25 GREAT exhibitors to learn more about.
Tim Bisha
01:18:41
Can repeat link for electric vehicle panel? Thanks…
Tim Bisha
01:19:06
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