Grasshopper Solar feedback?

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Glacier Digital, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. I looked into getting grasshopper solar to outfit my home in Burlington, Ontario with solar panels.

    They pay for all of the up front costs, and instead of you using them for power, they pay you a credit for whatever your house generates (obviously minus their own setup fee).

    Has anyone used them? I've sent them a couple of emails asking detailed questions and haven't heard back. That alone should tell me to stay away, but I would like to hear other people's opinions.
  2. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace

    wow - sounds like too good to be true - I would be wary
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Just had a look at their website. The "push" is on investing, not using. That gives me pause.
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    If feasible, I'd suggest owning your own equipment. I'm sure that an agreement like this one requires a straight grid tie system which may or may not meet your requirements for an off grid cabin solution.
  5. Renewable Ray

    Renewable Ray Monkey+

    A solar system with no battery bank is useless, don't fall for it. Just a way to keep you on "Big Grid"
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just about every "Promotion" that you encounter is just trying to "Sell You something", at more money than you can buy, yourself... If you want a Solar powered Backup Electrical System, this is the place to learn about the Technology, from Folks that have "Real World Experience" in Designing, Owning and Operating such Systems. Just ask your Questions here, and get REAL Answers, instead of "Sales Droid" responses...... ...... YMMV...
    TnAndy likes this.
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    It's one of the best things about being a Monkey - you have the rest of the Monkeys who are willing to share their knowledge with you!! :D
    Gunny Highway, TnAndy and BTPost like this.
  8. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace

    Free information from credible( vetted ) sources - what more can a person ask for ?
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