Well, I need to update. Because things just got ugly. And it is not just one person to blame on this. There is a whole mass of stupid in this.
I called and canceled the contract to install the solar panels.
Must breath Must breath
There had been some delays from the manufacture. I expected that demand for installs has shot through the roof. There were delays with permits. Having personally dealt with the county I expected that. The government is slow in sending the refunds I expected that.
However it has been many months and many phone calls to the company and nothing has happened. Now here is the kicker. There is a interest free period with the loan that you can pay it off in with no interest. That is one year. Well that time started when they put the water heater in. Back in April or May. Now it is October and I have no solar power panels, no permit, and no net metering. And it is seems very likely that I will be waiting a few more months before the install actually started. And I don't get the refunds from the government until the installation is complete.
So if I had gone ahead with it, it would have meant $30,000 at 13%. That ain't gonna happen. The refunds would have knocked it down to $17,000 and we would have paid that off before the interest kicked in.
So my wife and I called today and put the kabosh on the install. I am very bummed about it. No solar panels, no rebate from FP&L. And basically I have to start over again.
Now for the kicker. One more reason my wife wanted the thing killed is the Draft EIS from the Palm Beach International Airport regarding the expansion. In the draft EIS was included the possibility that they may buy out our neighborhood. In order to deal with the noise issue. If that happens it will happen in 5-8 years. So my wife does not want them installed only to have to look at a new install in five years.
It's like a soap opera with all the bad actors.
In November is the public hearing but they won't say anything for definite until the Final EIS comes out some time next year.