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Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:09 am
by TickTock

Yup. That's the one. For a while, before the bankruptcy they were paying me monthly to keep it turned off until they finished the investigation. Eventually that stopped. I turned it back on but added another $1500 cost to install a thermal monitoring system to alert me if any hot spots developed. None did, but now at least I have a really cool security camera. Of course now it has turned itself off because the power output is too low for the inverter to even turn on. Breakers are open now.

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:14 am
by TickTock
I entered a Class Action lawsuit to get the system replaced. Although the original companies are bankrupt, they had purchased insurance to cover warranty claims and that insurance company is still solvent and needs to honor the terms of the insurance. Lawyers seem to think it is a slam dunk so I am hoping this will get resolved soon.

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:11 pm
by QueenBee
TickTock wrote:I entered a Class Action lawsuit to get the system replaced. Although the original companies are bankrupt, they had purchased insurance to cover warranty claims and that insurance company is still solvent and needs to honor the terms of the insurance. Lawyers seem to think it is a slam dunk so I am hoping this will get resolved soon.


Awesome news! I really wish it was easier/more transparent/etc. for consumers to know if/what kind/details/etc. about insurance policies like this. When we are talking about 10/20/25 year warranties there is a great deal of uncertainty and consumers would sure benefit from knowing that a policy that like that existed.

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:41 am
by TickTock
Sorry for bumping ancient history but wanted to add closure here. The class action lawsuit finally came through and I am back online with a new solar array. Hurray! I guess I'll need to update my profile pic again.

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:54 am
by RegGuheert
TickTock wrote:Sorry for bumping ancient history but wanted to add closure here. The class action lawsuit finally came through and I am back online with a new solar array. Hurray! I guess I'll need to update my profile pic again.
Congratulations!

Please tell us about your new PV array. (Hopefully it has fewer than 320 modules!)

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:47 am
by SageBrush
Is it a Tesla roof ?

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:45 pm
by TickTock
It is not a Tesla roof. 42 Solarworld monocrystal SW 260's. They decided to replace the inverter with micro-inverters, too. Now I have a spare $3000 Fronius ig plus 10.0-1 inverter to find a home for. It's designed to work with 300-400VDC. Nissan Leaf battery is 360-400V. Hmmmm... :ugeek:

Re: Tax Relief for Solar Investment Losses?

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:32 am
by RegGuheert
TickTock wrote:It is not a Tesla roof. 42 Solarworld monocrystal SW 260's. They decided to replace the inverter with micro-inverters, too. Now I have a spare $3000 Fronius ig plus 10.0-1 inverter to find a home for. It's designed to work with 300-400VDC. Nissan Leaf battery is 360-400V. Hmmmm... :ugeek:
That sounds quite similar to my system. If they are Enphase microinverters, please go to the Enphase MTBF thread and let me know the details and I will add your 42 microinverters to those I am tracking for failures.