Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 
networkn
Networkn
30807 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2658915 18-Feb-2021 11:58
Send private message

gchiu:

 

Handle9:

 

Borrowed money just makes the ROI worse. You have to pay back borrowed money.

 

 

 

 

At an interest rate of 2.5% or close to this isn't going to affect the ROI negatively much.

 

And you're still going to effectively end up with free solar panels.

 

 

What!?


 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
robholmesnz
1 post

Wannabe Geek


  #2691040 11-Apr-2021 20:22
Send private message

 

 

gchiu:

 

What I think is inequitable is that we buy electrical units at 30c but if we return them, we only get a 8c credit.

 

What should at least happen is that we should be able to buy back any energy we exported to the grid at the price we got paid for it.  In other words, instead of being paid a higher credit as used to happen for exported units, we should be able to buy back what we sold to the retailer at the same price.  What other retail business is allowed to buy back something unused at 30% of what they sold it??

 

Then that means our excess summer production becomes available to us over the winter.

 

 

 

 

I'm also having a close look at this. 

 

Have the conditions changed since your post? It sounds as though units are now sold at the same rate they are purchased at?

 

"One of the benefits of the solarZero service is the solar export credit that ensures that when you sell solar power you’re paid the same rate it costs you to buy energy, excluding network charges and GST."

 

https://www.solarcity.co.nz/expert-advice/solar/willibeexporting

 

 


gchiu

1211 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR

  #2691095 11-Apr-2021 21:21
Send private message

I was talking about selling units back to the main retailers and not Solarzero.




corksta
2390 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2718771 5-Jun-2021 21:12
Send private message

We had these guys door knocking in our neighbourhood today. The sales guy was quite pushy, wanting my details to sign up for a free assessment, reminding me there’s no catches and just a small monthly fee. It was a sales pitch that left you feeling that something just wasn’t quite right as it was all too good to be true, glad I found this thread and a couple posts on Reddit about them. 





2020 M1 MacBook Air (Space Grey) | 2023 M2 Mac mini | 2021 M1 iPad Pro 11" (Space Grey) | 2021 iPad mini (Space Grey) | iPhone 15 Pro Max (Natural Titanium) | HomePod (Space Grey) | 10x HomePod mini (Space Grey, White, Yellow, Blue, Orange) | 3x Apple TV 4K | Apple Watch Ultra 2


gcorgnet
1057 posts

Uber Geek


  #2891732 24-Mar-2022 21:19
Send private message

Hi all, i am looking at purchasing a property which has had solarZero system installed last year.

I got given the stats from the last year in terms of consumption/ generation and it somewhat stacks up without being impressive.
Not a fan of the subscription model and the 20 year commitment however.

Are there and recent stories about solarZero or solarCity?
I found a lot of terrible reviews online, particularly for their customer service but then again, unhappy people will be the loudest...

Thanks

mattwnz
19568 posts

Uber Geek


  #2891779 24-Mar-2022 23:36
Send private message

gcorgnet: Hi all, i am looking at purchasing a property which has had solarZero system installed last year.

I got given the stats from the last year in terms of consumption/ generation and it somewhat stacks up without being impressive.
Not a fan of the subscription model and the 20 year commitment however.

Are there and recent stories about solarZero or solarCity?
I found a lot of terrible reviews online, particularly for their customer service but then again, unhappy people will be the loudest...

Thanks

 

 

 

I can't understand why home owners try and sell a house where the new owners a landed with the commitment of a subscription.  I came across a house in this position and the numbers didn't look great as I am a low power user, and passed on the house. I would have adjusted the offer price downwards based on this, and  I didn't want to be landed with a long term contract. I think the current owner can buy themselves out of the contract. I was happier with a house where the solar panels had been purchased outright. So it can be  something that puts house buyers off.


1 | ... | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56


Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57


Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31


Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59


Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01


Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33


ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25


Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47


reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37


Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41


Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32


Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24


HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup