Regarding solar power, it's one of the biggest scams going. The cost
for a 6KW system is around $50K. A 9KW is around $75K, and even that
isn't going to supply the full load of a typical home with AC and the
usual other loads. Nor does it supply anything at night.
Now the looney tune environmentalists will try to tell you how it is a
great alternative, cost effective and the answer to our energy
problems. But, that's only because in many areas, there are huge
subsidies to make it look better. For example, here in NJ, that $50K
system winds up costing the consumer about $13K, with the other $37K
coming from the tax payers to fund this stupidity. If even a few
percent of homes did this, there wouldn't be enough tax money to
In the real world, if you paid the $75K and finanaced it like the rest
of the house with a 6% mortgage, the interest alone would be $4500 a
year, which is more than a regular electric bill. Plus, there are
going to be maintenance costs, it doesn't last forever, etc.
Regarding the mystery box the electric company wheeled over, this has
to be a troll. A mystery box wheeled over on a handtruck running AC
and the rest of the house and lasting for 2 days? Powering the heat
and AC? When's the last time you needed both in a 2 day day period?
And what's the big mystery when the OP asked the utility guy what it
was? Anytime I've asked, they;ve always been happy to provide info.
Plus, no markings, name, etc on the unit identifying what it is?