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[moved] SOLAR LEASING INFO PRESENTATION

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moongraphic
Fri Apr 13 2012, 10:01AM Email Thread Print View

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Big Bear Alternative Energy Group

The Big Bear Alternative Energy Group will hear presentations by solar installers who want to work with Valley residents to make solar power accessible and affordable through leasing and/or purchase. The first one-hour presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. The meeting is for informational purposes only. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and by attending you will be under no obligation to join the group or to purchase or lease solar power. There will be a question-answer period afterward. For more information or to RSVP, please contact BBAEGroup©gmail.com.f

In 2008 I attended the meeting held by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to hear arguments against a 24% rate increase that had been proposed by Bear Valley Electric (BVE). Many residents attended that meeting and put forth eloquent and strenuous arguments against the rate hike. Nevertheless, an increase of 19% over five years was approved on the strength of BVE's claim that they had to make up for not having raised rates in a decade--and despite the fact that its parent company, American States Water, is a publicly traded and very profitable company.

Since the PUC approved that rate increase, BVE has gotten another "temporary" rate increase, which has yet to be implemented, to cover costs incurred during winter storms in 2010. Now they want yet another 7.9%, effective in 2013.

I have started the Big Bear Alternative Energy Group and have approached several down-the-hill suppliers of solar and wind power about providing solar leasing to the mountain. Leasing makes solar power accessible to many homeowners because there are no up-front costs. Leasing solar power means you do not have to pay for or finance the solar panels and other hardware. You do not have to do any maintenance--this is all included in your monthly payment, which is lower--sometimes significantly lower--depending on your usage. It's like switching utility companies, only better, because your electric bill is lower, you are protected from any rate increases, and you are doing something great for the environment.

Two of the companies I have approached are preparing to do presentations for our group. The first one-hour presentation will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. There will be time for questions afterward. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to BBAEGroup©gmail.com so that we know how many will be present. If you like, you can be put on my mailing list and receive updates and information on the next solar installer presentation. If you forget to RSVP, don't worry! Just show up.

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BootsNBridles
Sun Apr 22 2012, 09:28PM

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Excellent!! That's the way to do it- if you don't like the status quo create a solution! We'll be there!
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cricket
Sun Apr 22 2012, 09:45PM

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Me too! I would LOVE to be able to quit BVES.

Summer will be here soon!
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Oso
Mon Apr 23 2012, 06:34AM
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Beware of free cookies. While solar might work for some folks that have the right location for solar exposure, the boondoogle of companies in the "business" and the leases offered all need to be closely examined. There are any number of articles, both good and bad about install experiences to be found online.

Can solar work? Yes. Can a home owner end up behind the Eight Ball? Sadly, yes too.

And if you have a solar lease and sell your home, that's another layer to be dealt with in escrow, the assumption of the lease, which in some buyer's eyes, might not be a positive.

But it's well worth considering in a valley that has a solar observatory -- and for a very good reason. Lots of sunshine.
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Ernest T. Bass
Mon Apr 23 2012, 09:24AM

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I won't be going solar here, too many trees and they will be here after I'm gone! And wind is out too as it never reaches the ground here as much as my trees move it is calm at ground level.

I don’t need your attitude thanks, I have one of my own!

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BootsNBridles
Wed May 09 2012, 12:18PM

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This is still taking place tonight, correct? We are perfectly suited for solar (or wind). Solar is quieter!
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Carll
Apr 24 : 12:12pm
KBHR on

Craig (KJ6BCM)
Apr 24 : 12:11pm
Okay, power is still out in the east valley (Shay and Erwin). This is why the Scanner equipment is offline. Reserve power will last only 30 minutes, and they are past that out there. Generator is there, however, not automatic. If it isn't back when I get to the HQ, I will fire her up!

Carll
Apr 24 : 12:08pm
KBHR's powere is off again

Carll
Apr 24 : 12:08pm
and the light was good

Carll
Apr 24 : 12:08pm
and there shall be light

Craig (KJ6BCM)
Apr 24 : 12:06pm
The Scanner isn't even up Rain... Everything survived the power outage, however, something else died afterwards and took out the whole incident/scanner setup. I will have to check it out when I get back to the HQ.

BadBear420
Apr 24 : 12:06pm
and there was light

BadBear420
Apr 24 : 12:04pm
Let there be light

Rain
Apr 24 : 11:58am
is there anyway to get the big bear scanner clearer as there is alot of static on it- least on my end ..

Rain
Apr 24 : 11:54am
thank you will let other folks know

***SCM ALERT***
Apr 24 : 11:52am
Rain, It was said that Edison had to conduct Emergency Repairs.

Carll
Apr 24 : 11:51am
well that certainly brought everyone out of the bushes!

Rain
Apr 24 : 11:47am
ok friends are asking why the power went off anyone know anything?

Airport Razz
Apr 24 : 11:41am
I didn't want to work today anyway, not like I have an electric bill to pay

cricket
Apr 24 : 11:39am
What the heck! Why did they do this?


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