Really stupid...

If an idea is good, it's on the verge of being stupid. ~ Michel Gondry

I have always had this theory… get a group of people in a room, throw out a bunch of ideas and at the end of the night, look at your list to find the most idiotic and that's the one you should do.

This blog was spawned from one very stupid idea - run the Leadville 100. I gave that a shot in the summer of '07 - completed 73 miles - and survived. The blog lives on...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Solar rant...

You'll recoup your costs in 15-20 years. ~ Solar industry dipshits

Ok, after reading yet another article tying costs of solar solely to one's reduction in energy costs, I had to voice in.

I am so sick of this particular analysis regarding the benefits to adding solar to one's property. Listen, people... solar panels are an investment that will be recouped not only in lower energy costs (immediate cost recoup) but in increased home equity (delayed cost recoup). Anyone who sits there and tells you that this isn't a worthwhile investment because it will take x number of years to recoup is completely missing the point.

I hear this all the time (and have even been discouraged from adding solar to my home by people IN THE INDUSTRY) due to this argument. "How long do you plan to stay in your home? 8 years? Then it isn't worth doing." Seriously guys, you are perhaps the worst sales people on the planet. Improving your home's energy efficiency directly influences the value of your property. Jeez.

Ok. I feel a bit better now.


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