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Article - California utility PG&E explores bankruptcy filing

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by twp, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. twp

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    I wasn't considering solar for this house as I don't plan on living here more than a few years, but it might be a pretty good investment at this point.
     
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    If you invest in a "portable" solar array, you can take it with you when you do move. Alternatively, leave the array in place and it will increase the property value. That assumes that you will be able to find a buyer in the CA real estate market...
     
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    I have small solar set up for my ham shack that will definitely go with me when I leave.

    The return on investment for solar is getting pretty good now. It's a lot cheaper than it used to be. Looking at it briefly I would guess we would be into it for around $15k or so, which might be about what it adds to the value of the home.

    We really don't use that much electricity at all, the well pump is the big one. We use propane to cook and heat the water already.