Sunday, January 22, 2012
Tea Party Girl Goes Solar?
“The polar bears can suck-it!”
Yep. That’s what I had to tell most of the solar vendors visiting our home. It’s not that I actually have anything against polar bears, they’re pretty efficient seal hunters. But I was shopping for cheaper fixed-priced energy. Period. I still think the concept of man-made global warming is a bunch of fabricated junk-science cr*#. I found that trying to ask a bunch washed out mortgage brokers re-trained as solar salesmen to fast forward past the green B.S. is like asking an overseas customer service rep to think for themselves.
Thankfully we found a vendor that was NOT a washed out mortgage broker, that actually ‘got’ us: San Diego County's own Cosmic Solar. Family run, knowledgable without the hard sale, tons of references, etc. Thumbs up.
After torturing the guys at Cosmic Solar for MONTHS we finally signed a VERY sweet lease deal via Sun Power. About $70 /month lower than our average electric bill, fixed payment, no $ down, no escalator purchase option, etc.*
And don't they look pretty?
So, why is the deal sooooooo good? Our friend over at Beers with Demo might have stumbled on the answer.
Will I burn in hell for sucking off highly tax payer subsidized energy products? Maybe. ok, Probably. But Cap-N-Trade just kicked in here in California and I’m not above selling my soul to survive it and everything else being shoved down our throats. And unlike most of America’s entitlement class, I promise to say to all of you who helped us pay for this, “thank you.” You’re all invited to watch my meter turn backwards.
P.S. If you talk to Pey over at Cosmic Solar, tell him Sarah & Craig sent you...that’s my soulless play for a referral bonus. Now that I’m a shameless whore, I’m going for broke.
*note: we signed this deal months ago, so similar options may no longer be available, especially since commercial depreciation (including residential leases) changes this year.