Happiness is...

@MsTickle (24962)
Australia
July 7, 2016 12:32am CST
Yesterday, after a few back and forth phone calls, a time was set of for my solar panels to be installed. Don't you laugh when you don't hear the phone and then when you call back you have to leave a message then they ring back but you've had to go to the bathroom and so on. LOL. Any way, when we finally caught up, this chappy said he was an hour away and could he come now instead of the next morning when he was due.. My delight was complete when these two young fellows turned up,. Both good looking, nicely spoken, polite and friendly and the one called Jessie had a lovely big smile. Now I have 6 new solar panels in addition to the 6 I had installed a few tears back and these 2 young blokes made my day.
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@LadyDuck (152760)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
We have checked the cost of the installation and how much they would lower the electricity bill. It would take 30 years to cover the cost. We are not young enough to hope to leave 30 years more.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
I imagine the costs will come down but you also need to factor in the amount of sunlight hours. There's just no point if it's so costly.
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@LadyDuck (152760)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
@MsTickle So true, it is too expensive and during summer we risk strong hail storms some years, so even to insure the panels is expensive.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
8 Jul 16
@LadyDuck the equipment is all guaranteed here but it may be different in your country.
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@louievill (18432)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
Oh you have a lot of panels, i also have solar lighting but i only have a few panels and watts, i made it myself watching diy videos on YouTube, it's very nice that you are on alternative energy, helps our environment a lot
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• Philippines
7 Jul 16
did it lower your electricity bill?
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
Good for you! I think we all need to do whatever we can and I feel I should be doing more. We could all save more water and look at how we can make use of products we just throw away with no thought.
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@hereandthere (29936)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
like the cherry on top. makes the day sweeter. haha! which part of the house do you install solar panels, where it gets the most sun? did it lower your electricity bill significantly?
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
The panels are on the roof and the originals are facing north and the new ones are facing north east, just a bit east. It's not saving me huge amounts and I'm looking into a few issues I may have
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
That's really good news. For various reasons we are having trouble getting solar panels installed. I think basically the problem is that our metre box is way down the paddock instead of close to the house where the panels would be.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
It shouldn't be a problem - can't they put an extra, new metre in at the house in addition to the one down the paddock? Bit of a bummer there if you overload at night and need to go reset the switch.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
@MsTickle Ti does seem to be a problem. A new metre would cost a heap for starters. We have never needed to reset the switch - which is pretty lucky I guess. We can trip a circuit but can fix it at the box on the exterior wall of the house. There are trip meters there but it's not like a proper metre box.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
@JudyEv i received a new metre and all the switches when the first lot of solar went in. It was all part of the cost. I'm hopeless at figuring out anything electrical.
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@DianneN (76153)
• United States
7 Jul 16
We have too much shade here, but how nice for you to be self sufficient with solar energy!
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
8 Jul 16
That's a shame. I do have a baby gum tree out front and it's only growing slowly so it won't be a problem for a while, if at all.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jul 16
we hope to have solar energy some day, once we have our own place more remote. I want to be able to be off the grid, in a quiet hidden sort of way
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
8 Jul 16
Sounds marvelous. I live in a very small remote community. I think I would get too scared if i was away by myself.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jul 16
@MsTickle dogs and lots of animals
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
10 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt I have 2 dogs a cat and 2 goats, lol.
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@skysnap (17820)
7 Jul 16
I wonder how solar panels perform during rainy or snowy season.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
They don't perform at all. They are solar powered, solar as in sun. We are lucky here, it doesn't snow and we often get lovely sunny winter days even though it's cold.
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@skysnap (17820)
7 Jul 16
@MsTickle that's cool some power to harness in that case.
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@allknowing (63650)
• India
9 Jul 16
Some need just a few solar panels to make their day and some even if the whole world is placed before them they will not be happy. . I like your kind
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Jul 16
Aww, thank you, that's a kind and lovely thing to say.
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@JESSY3236 (6289)
• United States
8 Jul 16
That's cool. I'm always grateful to have something done earlier than expected.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
8 Jul 16
It wasn't a hassle but it took longer than expected and it was dark when they were finishing so i was a bit worried they were on my roof. Tthey had to travel over 150klms to their next job for the next day.
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@cpefley (1536)
• Hemet, California
7 Jul 16
That sounds nice. I'm glad they were nice to look at too lol.
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@Lucky15 (33414)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
Are you saving some.bills? Like a lot?
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
Only a little at the moment. I'm looking into things though. Also, while the new panels were working today, I will need to see my next bill to do a comparison.
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@Shiva49 (12666)
• Singapore
9 Jul 16
Great. I think solar energy is the in thing and will be a savior for remote villages in poor countries as they can become grid free and even feed excess power back to the grid with net metering - siva
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@kepweng (13582)
4 Nov
nice that a neighboor helps is he have a salary?