Solarizing your home

@LittleMel (14033)
Canada
January 13, 2008 7:14pm CST
Do you find this video interesting option http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?rn=222561&cl=5807294&ch=1871191 I mean for $ 10,000 investment and they are paying a lot lesser monthly hydro bill. This is a group investment and no change of lifestyle at all. I agree that someone has to do something, and these people have. This is great to know.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I was looking for many solutions, but non was good for me. Those solar panels are so expensive, maybe my investment will returned after 20 years or so... If I moved to warmer state, maybe I can buy it....
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
you think group investment is worth it? it may not reduce a lot of hydro to start with, but you don't have to spend thousands
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
15 Jan 08
probably....
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
15 Jan 08
hopefully one day this is possible for me
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
Here in Manitoba we are thinking Geothermo energy, using the heat from under the ground to heat houses. There is one housing development where they are doing that. Solar energy panels have to replaced every few years, though, and you lose money on your investment, but with Geothermo energy, it costs a lot at first, but in a few years, you are getting a good deal. http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/tech/geothermal If we had the money, that is what we would use.
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
oh I see I don't know that the panels have to be replaced geothermo is a good idea too. if we do it in groups we probably can save some money until we can afford it on our own
@rsa101 (29131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 08
Yeah if I have that much money to spare I would love to invest into such for my own home. It is quite environment friendly technology which somehow makes your lifestyle remain the same level.
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
we can start in groups. maybe 100 houses sharing solar energy. that way your investment will return faster
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