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No more excuses!  Everyone can now be running off of solar.  Look at citizenre.com

 
                                        
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It is a good premise.  I hope the model works.  This is a great (looking) idea for places like cities where space is so limited but there is so much rooftop for solar collection.  I am a big fan of wind power but it is situational since we are looking at the south shore of lake superior and a $5000 windmill and $1000 of batteries will run your home pretty much in perpetuity.  Winds are constant due to the heat-sink effect of the lake.
 
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I wonder if you can ask them about that sort of thing. 

The business idea sounds good enough that they might be looking for installers up your way and wind might be preferable ...

 
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where is the dollar figure coming from? I couldn't find anything on their site about cost except that they will assess your property individually to determine it?
 
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It used to be all over the place.  Part of the video and part of the "how to"
 
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Can't listen to the video now (sleeping 3 yr old beind me ) couldn't find it anywhere in type but maybe I'm just missing it. It says there are no reps near me when I put in my zip but is shows sites all over the map in Oklahoma. Maybe I'll just send them a note. 
 
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I heard that though goverment made windmills are really expensive and big, one for your house does not need to be very big or expensive and you get a lot of electricity out of it . If everyone with a back yard had one that would be a lot of electricity. A real help to global warming.  rose
 
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