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Considering having solar panels installed on the roof of our

Considering having solar panels installed on the roof of our backyard shed (24' by 7'). Shed has typical wood framing with 2” by 4” studs, 2” by 6” joists, and covered in plywood. Can solar panels be installed on a shed? And if so, what would be the ideal framing structure (2” by 4” studs, 2” by 6” joists). We intend to at least replace the existing plywood with treated plywood. Is there anything else we can do to support potential solar panels?

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Solar power calculations. I an wanting to upgrade my off

Solar power calculations.Good morning, I an wanting to upgrade my off grid solar power system.I have and Outback FX2024 inverter -(24 V) with flexmax solar regulator.I have 16 solar panels of 100W =1600W -I think in series and parallel for 24V system.- is this 800 w ?I run to 12 x 165ah AGM battery bank connected in series and parallel = 1980 ah at 24V = 990ah.My question is ..-I am thinking if I change the solar panels to 200W in 24v6 x 200 w panels = 1200 W or8 new panels - to give 1600 Wand How much can I put through my inverter ?thanks

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Martin

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Solar Panels I am interested in purchasing solar panels but

Solar PanelsI am interested in purchasing solar panels but after talking to numerous installers have narrowed my choice on either: SolarWorld 280 kWt or SunPower 327 kWt with their respective micro inverters. My home usage is 588 kWt per month or 7060 kWt per year. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions?

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Rick

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I'm trying to troubleshoot my Liftmaster gate opener, LA412,

I'm trying to troubleshoot my Liftmaster gate opener, LA412, and each time I attempt to set an Open or Closr limit, the motor spins for about 1 second and then stops and I get error code 93 each time. I have video of it is as well if that will help. It just will not continue to run so that I can set limits and utilize the opener.

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Eddie

Home Improvement Contractor and Repairs

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Can someone advise me if it is worthwhile to get Solar

Can someone advise me if it is worthwhile to get Solar Panels with Solar City for a rental property in San Diego? I don't pay the utility bill. I intend to retire there in 10 to 15 years.Is it worthwhile for a rental I have in San Antonio? In San Antonio the house doesn't have gas and I'm concerned that I might lose renters because the electric bill is so high. Would it be better to have gas installed and replace the hot water heater to gas?

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Rick

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Solar panels in NJ. Is it best to go through PSE&G? Is there

Solar panels in NJ. Is it best to go through PSE&G? Is there a no upfront cost incentive. they get all your extra electricity and you should only have to pay about what? Some people here pay $3.00 the Solar Power company we looked into is they pay half the bill say $100 a month. Where should I look for the best deal?

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Rick

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We have an Edwardian home, two levels (garage and main

We have an Edwardian home, two levels (garage and main unit). We would like to build a third level, if that is possible, a third level with the contours of a geodesic dome, but not actually an overall dome shape. (See photos of the roof area. There isroughly 3 feet of crawl space in the front of the attic space, which tapers down to nearly nothing toward the rear of the house.) We would like it to double as a green house with perhaps a living area (bathroom, wetbar, bedroom, porch) within its midst. Issuch a structure possible (under San Francisco's codes and planning regulations), and isn't it less expensive to build than the traditional box-shaped rooms? (Our architect told us that a traditional third level would cost between $200,000 and $300,000.)

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Phil

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I live in Las Vegas, NV and I was approached by a solar sales

I live in Las Vegas, NV and I was approached by a solar sales person from Legacy Power.They offered to put in a 8+ kw solar panel system in without any up front costs, if we signed a 10 year agreement to purchase power at fixed rate of 11 cents per kwh (we would still be obligated to pay a $12.50 a month connect charge to the Nevada power company).We currently average about 1100 kwh per month and our current average bill is $175 per month.It looks like we would be saving about $40 a month on our total electric bill and if we decided that we want to remove the solar panels, it would cost us $500; therefore, if we sold the house after a year and the buyers didn't want to continue the agreement we would just about break even (after a year come out ahead).To me this seems like a pretty good deal, but I was wondering if there are some hidden areas of concern that I might be overlooking.Would solar panels tend to increase or decrease property value, if we decided to sell?Thanks!Don

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Rick

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Solar energy related ...I'm considering to put solar panels

Solar energy related ...I'm considering to put solar panels on our house. Which company is the best?I have talked to SolarCity, they have programs for purchasing the system lease the system, or pay for the electricity the system generated with no upfront payment.What are the pros and cons for these programs? I don't know if I should pay cash up front to own the system (it's over $10,000)? Finance at 4.2(?)% to own? Contract with flat price?Also, besides to get clean energy, one important motivation is that under the roof that is most suitable for solar panel is the hottest room in the house. I wish that the panels will make the room cooler in the summer. Will SolarCity's flat design of the panels (almost no space between the panels and the roof surface) make the room hotter in summer or cooler? (dark colored solar panels vs. light colored shingles on the roof)?

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