Well, then there is always conservation. But it doesn't have a good market price.
Did a Tesla employee actually say: "One of the sales reps actually suggested it might be a "lemon", which is not a great word to use around a new car owner who just spent almost $120, 000 on a vehicle."
bulb, cheaper solar comes from cheaper input parts. Meaning - dirt-cheap Aluminum racking, cheap copper wire, and cheap silicon wafers. A company called Silicor Materials looks to be one company that can generate far-less input cost silicon wafer product and that in turn cold lead to possibly below $180 300W modules. which is darn cheap. But possibly not cheap enough long term. The answer is a concerted effort of conservation and re-routing of power at the right time to crack water. Why not use that "glut" of night-time grid power everyone is talking about to crack water? The morning power trough between 2am and 6am where people wanted to use that for re-charging EVs. Or during mid-day on mild, but sunny/breezy days when renewables are at their peak? There are times in Texas at night when windpower is sold at nearly $0.00 per kWh to end-users.
What's funny is they are allowing configuration and Q2 deliveries in the USA now and they haven't delivered European buyers' cars who put down money in Feb 2012. Either they are going to build the 10k or so configured and confirmed reservations in the next 3 months or people put their deposits down on Model X to pump the stock. And perhaps the Model S sales since the Sept reveal had people move their deposits to Model S from Model X.
Was "pricing out" a 75D today. Think I'll pass at $83k for something you can get for $40k for a new 2017 Honda Pilot. Despite the "launch" and green cred, it's twice the price for same utility.
It's not a market when you have some powerful collusive market makers making a market.
"Working a Govt. incentive system". This is a specialty of the Tesla, Solar City and Space X triumvirate. You'd think they went into business for this as a primary reason.
If you are in the solar business, you know Tier-1 modules that are positive output batched can be put into very successful strings and using products like PowerOne (ABB) Aurora dual MPPT inverters, there is really no need for the added expense of the SolarEdge gimmicks.
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Gold is up - because USD is down. Same reason TSLA is raising prices in overseas markets. Forex.
If you are doing it yourself, will your county or locality allow permitting of the install? Are you aware of any limits on self-installed systems within your home insurance coverage? Have you worked on high voltage DC systems before and done roofing-type work?
The profitable aspect of it comes as they age. Service revenues for VW, BMW and Mercedes dealers is HUGE. I bought a VW for a family member - used - for about $7000. Have spent nearly $4000 in engine and brake service so far in the year and a half. We also see that the car has a coolant leak that even the VW shop couldn't find but they 'recommended" a $900 repair to replace an o-ring.
Many cars off the lot at Chevy, Ford and Honda are leased. Even for 25,000 mile cars. My neighbor leases four cars concurrently. So he can "drive something new, often" as his wife says.