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Breaking down Solar Myths - Shared screen with speaker view
C. Anne’s iPad
16:20
is Camera View disabled by the host?
Kiara Lynch
16:46
Nelson BC
C. Anne’s iPad
17:02
thanks, fixed - it was delayed
Cathy Paton
17:18
Salmo
Marnie Pettit
17:31
castlegar
Craig
17:35
nelson
Matt V
17:40
Rossland
C. Anne’s iPad
17:44
Lovely Glade
Lauren Fanthome
17:49
Nelson
Kearra
17:51
Trail
sharmaine
17:58
from Nelson
Liscious’s iPhone
18:21
Hi, everyone! Erik Hrabovsky here tuning in while from within sqilxw north Okanagan syilx area!
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
19:23
reminder folks, to please keep yourself on mute and if you want to ask a question, type it into the chat box
Liscious’s iPhone
19:48
Hello, Jim!
C. Anne’s iPad
20:44
Jim - could you tell us about your background
sharmaine
22:13
Any notes oe emails of Information from presentation?
Mike Barradell-Smith
22:39
hi
C. Anne’s iPad
23:25
they are good notes
C. Anne’s iPad
23:40
;-)
sharmaine
24:05
Do we need to request info after webinar? or sent out to all participants?
C. Anne’s iPad
25:01
Planet of the Humans not Climate of the Humans
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
25:42
reminder for new people joining, if you have questions for Jim, please type them into chat and I’ll read them out when he’s done the presentation and keep a questions list
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
26:48
Sharmaine- if you have specific follow-up info you want, please let us know, otherwise any thing Jim wants to share will be sent out to all RSVPs with the webinar recording
Craig
27:47
What is currently happening to recycle/reuse materials from older panels and lead acid batteries that were common in the last 10-20 years.For new panels installed today and after their 25 year life, what happens to the panels?
C. Anne’s iPad
30:04
Have you had access to studies that assess the solar gain mitigation arising as a result of wildfire smoke? We experienced a huge hit to our normal solar gain in Aug 2018 when wildfire smoke was heavy and AQHI was 10+
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
31:15
thanks Craig and Anne, I’ve noted your questions and will ask Jim once the presentation is over — keep other questions coming, folks!
Lauren Fanthome
35:18
Question: I understand that BCHydro has applied to reduce the amount paid by net metering (to something closer to wholesale?). How does this affect the economics of solar systems?
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
36:53
great questions, keep them coming, I’m noting them all to ask after the presentation
Roger Fontaine
45:34
I have a panel in Nelson Hydro solar garden. At current rates it will not pay for itself in 30 years. Was wondering how you calculate a 10 to 20 year payback?
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
46:15
thanks all for the good questions, I’ll ask them to Jim at the end of his presentation, please keep typing your questions here in the chat box
katherineoldfield1
47:03
I have unstable internet and had to join late. I may have missed if he answered if Nelson does net metering.
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
47:33
he did sort of answer that, but I’ll ask him again to clarify for you
katherineoldfield1
47:42
thanks Montana!
Jay
52:26
Sorry if this is a really basic question but what about partial shade and trees? Lots of BC is forested and I thought that any shade on a solar panel drastically reduced its efficiency?
Montana Burgess-West Kootenay EcoSociety
52:42
great question, I’ll add it to the list for after the presentation
Roger Fontaine
52:51
So the Results on the Eco Society building is theoretical?
Roger Fontaine
56:23
What is the average cost of one of your systews that attains 100% replacement ?
Liscious’s iPhone
56:38
These are great myths to bust, especially in light of prevalent misinformation out there. Thank you for putting this current info out there! As far as I understand, price per watt for new systems has dramatically gone down over the past 15 years- improving the payback situation for new installs. However, electricity is a highly subsidized industry, showing us on our bills prices that do not reflect full carbon costs. Should those subsidies change, the payback for solar would change, yes? What can you say, Jim, about the grid cost forecasts?
antoi
57:55
Have you checked out the efficiency of the solar system on Castlegar City Hall?
sharmaine
57:56
Are the ground systems for private homes movable to a new location?
ann
59:16
Abu Dhabi just approved a solar project which will produce electricity at a cost of just 0.135 (US) cents per kw/h. What, typically, is the cost of a solar kw/h in the Kootenays?
Max
59:26
you talked about a 3lb/sqft snowload. for those with snow shedding metal roofs and high snowfalls (Rossland) are the anchors and panels strong enough to support the larger loads. I'm worried they would get ripped off
sharmaine
01:00:29
Does your company handle portable systems for use at festivals, etc. Do these sytems have the same reliability of permanent builds?
Cathy Paton
01:01:20
What is the cost of having an analysis of a property done? How long does the assessment take? Is there a wait time?
sharmaine
01:02:38
Are there plans for the widespread use of solar chargers for electric cars as current systems use dams to power car outlets?
Liscious’s iPhone
01:03:02
I also like promoting the side of solar that could be quite the reality- solar can extend the life of a new roof by shading the asphalt/materials preventing
Jessica Stumborg
01:03:03
Sorry, logged in very late! On the BCHydro website it says ‘it would take you over 25 years to recoup your investment at today’s average electricity rates’ - is this accurate for most ordinary family houses?
C. Anne’s iPad
01:03:48
Are there any grants or subsidies available for system upgrades or to help increase solar potential if you are already off-grid on solar? (Our system was installed out of refurbished parts 10 years ago)
Lauren Fanthome
01:03:48
The solar farm in Nelson, and other systems like that, is totally dependent on net metering (since it doesn’t feed homes directly). A change in net metering will be a big deal to that project won’t it?
Mike Barradell-Smith
01:04:56
what would be the typical cost to install a roof mounted 4,500KWh per annum system?
Roger Fontaine
01:06:33
Do you have any real world actual as compared to theoretical fproduction figures for systems that you have installed?
Jay
01:09:58
awesome, glad to hear the technology has improved in that way, thanks for the reply!
Cait Hurley
01:10:42
I live in Vancouver, Coast Salish homelands, and don’t own property. My family lives in the Okanagan and I visit maybe once a year. I’m doing self-directed learning on renewable energy and coops and am wondering what is available for internships or guided learning for some hands on skills building?
Laurie 's iPad
01:11:21
Thank you so much Montana and Jim - have to head back to work!
Jay
01:13:36
Sorry, have to leave now. Thank you for the information!
C. Anne’s iPad
01:21:22
Early Adopters pay way more!
Lauren Fanthome
01:25:27
Thanks all!
Cathy Paton
01:25:39
Thank you :)
Craig
01:25:57
thanks for the session. Have to sign out now.
sharmaine
01:26:41
thanks, Jim!. Very thoughtful and thorough replies to questions :)
Jessica Stumborg
01:27:04
Thank you!
C. Anne’s iPad
01:27:10
presentation?
sharmaine
01:28:02
thanks for PDF!
C. Anne’s iPad
01:28:14
Thanks so much, Natasha and Jim
Allan’s iPad
01:28:16
Thanks
C. Anne’s iPad
01:28:22
Montana
Remko
01:28:30
Thanks!!
Brad Fergusson
01:28:32
Thank you all!
katherineoldfield1
01:28:32
Thank you!!!!
C. Anne’s iPad
01:28:33
Thanks, Montana