PCB's are here ... But not tested yet ... I found a mistake like you see in the third pic. R22 goes directly to base of Q3
I'm not sure the disparity in prices reflects the cost however, but remember also that there is a great deal of "gold plating" done.Quote
Seems to me like it's solid 24Ct!
While I agree logically there has to be a maintenance cost, That cost is nothing like the highway robbery Difference between the (here) .06c Kwh they give you for what you generate and the .30C they charge the guy next door or down the street for his " Green " energy that comes straight out of my panels.
The poles, wires insulators etc are going to last 20-30 years least they have in my street because I have been here longer than that and the ONLY one they ever worked on was across the street when a stolen car hit and snapped in. Took them barely 90 Min from the time the repair crew arrived till the time they drove off job done.
I take exception to being treated like an idiot when they say it's maintenance cost instead of being honest and calling it what it is, Profiteering.
I understand businesses are there to make money but it's one thing for an essential service to cry poor mouth, Always make out they are hard done by and blame their customers while at the same time continually posting record after tax profits.
They then want to go on about how green and environmentally friendly they are while, like everyone else, gouging anyone silly enough to fall for it and milking it for all they are worth.
If they were fairdinkum about RE and all the rest them lie through their teeth about, they would give you Equal return on what you generate as a matter of course because all this maintenance would be paid for by the built in cost of what they sell.Quote
If you look at the energy market, as they get more "smart meters" out there, peoples time-of-use charging will probably get closer to the point of instantaneous-cost calculated. It is interesting to note that recently in parts of the USA, the wholesale price of electricity at certain times of the day was actually negative. Yes, they PAID you to take power.
Smart meters are nothing but yet another way of gouging the customer.
Does anyone REALLY think they would be spending ten of Millions on these things just to help their customers save money?
Please no one tell me you are that silly!
The ONLY reason they are investing in these things is so THEY can make more money and spin doctor it off as helping the customer. What a load of Horse Ship!
If they were genuine about helping clients save money, they would be saying " Off peak hot water costs 11c KWH to buy from us but we only pay you 6c KWH so make sure you get a timer that switches you hot water over to the day when you are generating solar power for nothing.
Anyone ever seen that from a power company? No. Any why not? Because they aren't going to cut their own throat on making profit are they and who would expect them to?
So why do people believe they are installing smart meters?
RE people are just freeloaders on the grid.I beg to differ!
The power companies say the difference between import and export is because of whole sale rate and grid maintenance etc. PIFFLE! Costs nothing and wears nothing out to send the power from one house to next door where it is then purchased at the full tilt rate.
I think they should be paying you MORE for you power than theirs.
As for the time of use, I think that's pretty spin doctored. While you are at work and not using any power at home, you are in the office or at the factory where the power IS being used and shiploads of it. I have a hard time believing that combined domestic use outstrips commercial use. And again, even if it does, why are they paying less to the home owner when they generate power which is supplied locally and takes the heat of the power company?
Makes no sense.
Or am I the nutbag who can't understand English?