- Class A contractors can perform unlimited size jobs.
- Class B contractors can perform most residential-size retrofit jobs up to $120,000.
- Class C contractors are only allowed to do individual jobs up to $10,000.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
... Make sure they are properly licensed! If they give you a proposal, it should have their license number, expiration date, class of contractor and their speciality.
System installed by Solar Services in Hampton Roads
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Hampton Roads Solar Group has chosen Grandy Village Learning Center as its central site for the 2013 Hampton Roads Solar Tour, Oct. 5, 2013. Grandy Village Learning Center is a LEED Gold-certified building (the first in Norfolk to achieve this) owned by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority located at 2971 Kimball Loop in Norfolk. The Southside Tour will kick off from there, and it will be used all day for a series of presentations and educational sessions on solar power in homes.
During construction, approximately 70 percent of the building materials were recycled. The building also uses structural insulated panels, which contain a core of rigid foam insulation between two structural pieces of oriented strand board. This coupled with four inches of expanded foam in all the exterior walls, double-glazed low-E windows, help the Grandy Village Learning Center lower heating and cooling costs and create a healthy environment for the building occupants.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
As you might know, I was going to start a business importing and selling solar hot-water heaters. For a variety of reasons that didn't happen. Now I'm selling the few remaining solar water heaters at my cost which is about $600 for this type:
Although all are of the ground-mount, tank-on-top type, I have one or two color combinations besides the green with white.
There's brown/white, blue/gray (similar to Ford tractor blue),
light blue/white and black/gray.
In addition, I have some pump stations and thermal controllers which vary in cost from $100 to $200 or so, should anyone want to use these solar collectors in an active, rather than passive, mode.
I'd like to give club members first shot at these new solar collectors before I place an ad on Craigslist. They really are very good quality, and the price will be hard to beat. Once they're gone, I don't intend to order any more.
If anyone is interested, they can contact me at:
Monday, July 8, 2013
|Our next meeting will be held at:|
6160 Kempsville Circle
We can do an Internet meeting from here (it will be quieter than The Taphouse!) for anyone who requests it. Our agenda will be:
- Solar Tour planning
If anyone wants to add a topic, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.