Although these upfront costs can be intimidating

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Although these upfront costs can be intimidating, there are state and government programs available to those who qualify. On average, homes equipped with solar power save an average net amount of $1000/yr. The ROI on solar power is better then that of an S&P 500 stock. Local Real-World Applications and Specific Steps: Action plan- skillsThere are many companies throughout the world who sell solar systems, however most of these companies require that their technicians install it. The labor makes up about 10% of the overall cost, so they could be as high as $3000. There are companies you from which you can purchase just the necessary supplies from and self install the system but the warranty on those panels is often significantly less, also if something goes wrong during the installation it6
Solar Poweris not covered. Often times the risk is not worth the reward, certified companies employing certified technicians is the safest way to go. Local Real-World Applications and Specific Steps: Action plan- timeframeFirst, the solar system needs to be designed to fit your home; specific energy needs and roof design are important elements to take into consideration while designing the system. After the system designhas been perfected & agreed upon the blueprints are sent to local government agencies for permitting. Unfortunately, the permits can take up to a month to be assigned. Once the permits are in the panels can finally be installed, this takes just a few short days. After installation the last step is to apply for “permission to operate” with the current energy provider again this can take up to a month. The entire process design to free power usually takes anywhere from 30-90days.Local Real-World Applications and Specific Steps: Action plan- Laws & Regulations General rules apply for implementing solar power throughout thecountry; there is however a few select states with rules that exceed thenorm. Generally, local governments & local energy providers are responsible for managing solar installations. Building permits must be obtained from the town offices, and “permission to operate” must be approved by the local energy providers. The design plans must be up 7
Solar Powerto code for safety concerns. In HOA’s the design plans need to not only be safe but also need to be ecstatically pleasing to the eye. Florida is one of several states, mostly in the Southeast, that combine mass amounts of sunshine with extensive rules to block its use by homeowners to generate power. There is no rooftop solar power in Florida despite the enormous opportunity to produce free power. The utility industries in the south have pushed back against solar power for fear they would go out of business; unlike northeastern states Florida companies refuse to buy back the power generated by homeowners panels. There are also very little incentives to implement solar power, refunds and tax breaks are almost nonexistent.

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