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PPA with Vivint Solar in South NJ.

asked 2015-10-03 21:14:47 -0500

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Has anyone use Vivint for their solar install? They have designed a system that will produce 90% of the KWH I use at .135 cents with 2.9% increase each year. The sales rep estimated my electric company will raise at 5% or more most years, and I am at over .18 cents now. My roof is 8 years old, and the 20 year contract with the $500 fee/procedure to take the system off for roof replacement concerns me. Also, I am concerned with the production during the winter months and summer months. Should I expect the system to produce 90% year around, or less in the winter and more in the summer? If it produces more in the summer, does the over produced amount get credited to my account for the winter months at the same rate I paid for it? Is it possible that the system will produce 90% in the winter, and over 100% in the summer? Does this mean I could be paying Vivint for power I can't use? Thanks for any help.

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answered 2016-04-10 16:22:08 -0500

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updated 2016-04-10 16:22:08 -0500

This is an older question so if you've already signed up this answer is somewhat late. If you are a JCP&L customer 13.5 cents is not a good deal especially if you have an escalator. You could be getting offers for 11 cents possibly fixed. Your roof at 8 years old sounds like it has a long life ahead of it - the solar will protect it and extend it's life. (Exception: 3-tab asphalt roofs have a 12 year life normally) The system produces twice as much in the summer than in the winter - but you will build up surplus in the summer like nuts for a squirrel that can be used in the winter. Recommendation is to get a competitive quote - from a smaller company. Ask friends and neighbors who they used.

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Asked: 2015-10-03 21:14:47 -0500

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