26 Sep '11, 8am

I’m Beginning to Really Hate Eco-Bling | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

I’m Beginning to Really Hate Eco-Bling | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

Sorry Jesse, but a 25 yearr payback is crappy relative to things like switching to more energy efficient lighting and upgrading insulation, which have paybacks of less than 10 years. Also, your analysis assumes at least 5 hours of 100% exposure (for panels with a 70% efficiency) which is not very likely in many retrofit situations since you have to deal with the existing building orientation. Also, your analysis does not factor in maintenance and increased insurance costs. Years ago, I worked on demand side management (i.e., energy efficiency programs) for a large utility and solar always had the worst ROI relative to every other things we promoted. Now I work in real estate development and am constantly crunching numbers for green and energy efficient building options and solar still doesn't pencil out relative to other option. Right now I'm a bigger fan of "old school" d...

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