A solar-powered trailer is a good option for homeowners who can’t afford to buy a home of their own.
But for those who want a solar system, the solar-generated electricity is more cost-effective than the traditional wood-burning stove, said Shailesh Mehta, a solar installer based in New York City.
In a recent article in The New York Times, Mehtas reported on how solar panels cost $5,000 less than traditional woodstoves.
The article, which also cited a study by the American Solar Energy Institute, estimated that the installation of a solar array costs $200,000 to $400,000 compared with the $2,000-plus installation of traditional wood stove systems.
“It’s the best choice for homeowners if you don’t want to build a new home,” Mehtab said.
“A solar system can be installed with less money and the energy you need in the home is not that expensive.”
Mehtbys company, Green Energy Solutions, is one of the companies that has installed solar-power trailers in New Jersey, where the state has adopted a solar tax credit program for homeowners.
Mehtaba said that since the New Jersey program was implemented, there have been a total of 10,000 solar installations in the state.
He said the company was interested in selling trailers for homeowners because of the lower energy costs, and because it is cheaper to install a trailer than to buy the trailer itself.
“You can make money on your trailer.
You can save a lot of money on the trailer,” Mehrab said of his company’s trailer installers.
“We are going to make sure that the trailer is going to be energy efficient.”
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it has received more than 3,500 requests for trailers since it began its solar program in June.
Since the program began, the agency has received 6,000 requests for trailer trailers, which has resulted in a total revenue of about $2.3 million.
The agency expects to have a complete trailer system installed in 2019.
“The trailer is one way that we can get to our goal of making solar power more affordable,” said Mark Krieger, a spokesman for the DEP.
“In the meantime, we’re going to continue to work with homeowners to ensure that they have the tools they need to have the best system available.”
But many homeowners in New England still cannot afford a solar-panel system.
According to the New York State Department of Energy and Environmental Conservation, more than 1.2 million households in New Hampshire have a solar energy system.
Most of these homeowners have a trailer, which will provide them with about 50 percent of their energy needs.
“Most people who live in New Hampshirks solar-system are going off of trailers.
So it’s not a huge issue,” said Chris Davenport, a real estate agent in New London, Mass.
“But there are a lot people that live in trailers and that’s not good for the environment.”
The Department of Transportation in New Bedford, Mass., says it has seen an increase in requests from people who have been unable to get trailers to install solar systems.
A spokesman for Transportation Commissioner Tom Kelly said in a statement that the DOT is “working to get more trailers out to the market.”
He said that DOT has not yet made any decisions about how many trailers will be installed for the program.
In fact, the Department of Transport says it is still evaluating whether to allow trailer systems for commercial purposes.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesman said the agency is “actively looking into the issue” and that it is working to determine whether commercial trailer systems are feasible.
For more information, contact Mark K. Kriege at [email protected] or 844-492-2933.