n.y. man erects solar panels as testament to waste
20 solar panels are installed in his backyard in Rochester, New York. Y.
There will never be enough electricity at home to pay for them.
This is the whole point.
What he meant was that as a cautionary tale, Ponton said, the story cost him $13,000 and he also received $29,500 in state and federal subsidies and tax credits.
He installed panels in 2009 and they worked: he generated about 15,000 KW of his electricity in four years, saving hundreds of dollars a year on energy bills.
Story: The states are shining on solar energy, which saves a lot of money, but it takes many years to get his initial investment back, not to mention the public funds involved.
What annoys him is public money, which is evidence of the government\'s invasion of the market.
This is a message that runs counter to popular trends, especially in Monroe County, New York. Greece, N. Y.
A small town in the county has recently attracted a solar maker from California, and local and state officials are touting it as part of the region\'s future.
Don\'t buy Ponton-
At least on the scale of consumers.
Spending $13,000 on projects he predicted would fail didn\'t bother him.
He thought the $29,500 the government gave him was a stupid investment.
Throw good money after bad
No chance to point this out was missed.
\"When people come over, it\'s a billboard that talks to them about it,\" he said . \".
\"It\'s disappointing that people know very little about the economics of It. . . .
I don\'t think it\'s wise to pay someone three times as much money as they put in.
\"About $17,000 for the Ponton panel comes directly from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency. In an e-
The British Post reported that a spokeswoman for the agency did not talk about Ponton\'s economic problems, but said solar energy \"played an important role in the diverse renewable energy mix in New York state, this was created to reduce the use of electricity from fossil fuels and increase the power of renewable energy.
\"The most recent one came from Africa.
S. environmental companies have found that solar power generation in the United States has tripled. power-
Power generation capacity has increased tenfold since 2010 and since 2007.
According to the cooperation of this research
The author, despite the increase, the United StatesS.
Solar power generation is less than 1%.
Rob sagant of the company said that in 2007, about 500 MW of solar PV was installed nationwide. author.
Today it is well over 7,293 MW.
Pang ton, 60, is a certified public accountant.
He\'s a liberal.
Teach tinkerer in half an hour.
A dozen projects that caused chaos in his yard.
There is a biofuel conversion device in which Fryer grease from Chinese restaurants passes through 15-
Fill 40-foot PVC columns filled with wood chips before
The gallon kettle along the passage to the Ponton porch, the concrete steps he poured and shaped himself.
There are two 55-
The gallon stack of fat barrels, which he sprinkled on asparagus, beets, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, peppers, scallions, five-point wine and herbs hidden in a pile of sand, broken roads and wires.
For those who think environmental propaganda is \"stupid\", this is an impressive urban home.
There are two-
Thirty years ago, he began assembling the seat plane, but was given up due to an allergy to epoxy, which turned his arm into a bright red color.
The parts were still scattered in his house, and rumors about the new adhesive sparked his interest.
But solar panels dominate the property.
They are mounted on the sheds he built, which are tilted to follow the sun and provide shade for the plants below.
This is a good example of a person making minor changes to the environment --
Except for the people who do this, they don\'t agree at all.
\"Overall,\" Punton said, \"there\'s not much point in this project.
Contribution: Trevor Hughes of USA Today.
The total cost of the project is $42,480.
$29,504, combined value of subsidies and tax credits.
$12,976 investment in Ponton
15,000. as of July 1, solar panels have produced about kWh so far. 18.
In May 2013, the average residential retail electricity bill was 6 cents per kWh.
$2,790, an approximation of the power generation of solar panels to date.