bmet wrote: »
Working a conference of TEC Co-op managers, and a Mr. John Cooper , President of Ecomergence, states that solar pricing at 75 cents/Watt is current parity with TEC rates.
Cariboocoot wrote: »
What exactly is meant by $0.75 per Watt? Panel price? Installed grid-tie system size price? Cost per kW hour over the expected lifespan of a grid-tie system?
I re-priced my existing off-grid system (self-installed) and found that if it were duplicated today (as near as can be; it would be slightly more powerful in fact) it would produce at a rate of $0.75 per kW hour over the expected life of the system. That still doesn't come close to BC Hydro's $0.10 per kW hour, even if you add the extra fees and proposed 17% rate increase. Just how bad are TEC's rates?
Lots of different ways to look at/interpret the same numbers. :roll: