04 Sep '12, 11am

Telluride Community Keen on Buying Solar Panels from SMPA Paradox Valley Project: Filed under: Energy News

Telluride Community Keen on Buying Solar Panels from SMPA Paradox Valley Project: Filed under: Energy News

SMPA has priced single, 235-watt PV panels at the Paradox solar power project at $705. According to The Daily Planet, each one is projected to produce around $45 of electricity per year. That excludes available tax exemptions and other factors, however. When those are taken into account, buying PV panels at the Paradox Valley site is some 30% less expensive than homeowners or other buyers purchasing and installing them at their own homes or other sites. Included in SMPA’s calculation is the cost of maintenance. “The owner of the panel never has to go to the garden and fix it or make sure it’s working up to standards,” Kuhlman told The Daily Planet. “And it’s owned, maintained and insured for the next 50 years.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/04/telluride-community-k...

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