“I was at the bottom of the ladder, but theboss was a man who, unusually, believed in allowing women to make a full contrabution, so I met photographers and got to know the advertising world. I did research, collected information and that sort of thing.”—Rei Kawakubo on working at Asahi in 1964
“The next generation architects may be in a better position to weather slowdowns if they act as their own clients by becomming developers, too”—Vishaan Chakrabarti, Real estate development program at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Variables We talked about a technician/professional who did a site visit and told you about your solar resource/availability(unobstructed access to sunlight, etc) - there are other parameters that determine your ROI - like size and type of product i.e. how effective and efficient the product is. lhttp://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10730
Product Maybe we can get you another opinion about your location for solar. sometimes the technicians that are sent out to evaluate a site have a limited understanding of all the products or variables because it is just based on their product. (did you have someone from PG&E come out?)
I met a dude who makes an ultra efficient solar product who claimed a 5 year ROI versus the traditional 20 year ROI. He is in the Bay Area - and i’m going to search out his product -
Efficiency I read an article about the use of solar in places like northern germany that have significantly less sun hours than SF but still find it economically beneficial to consider solar energy - Germany is the world leader in photovoltaic energy/systems.
ENERGY & WATER there are tons of other incentives available for energy and water efficiency upgrades in your home especially for SF and residents of CA - some of the best in the country - so if you want to do some special things to your place - you prob. have more than tax credits to help you out…