Lancie1 writes: > Pay $60,000 for the power line.
Lancie's absolutely right, unless you have lots of head and flow and
plenty of time, perseverance, and enough money to get through the
project. I would not have installed my system if it were not for my
neighbor/partner who has the engineering knowledge, the heavy equipment
for construction of the dam, the pennstock, the powerhouse, the
tailstock, and the passion to install all the parts and pieces bought
on EBay. FERC and DEC took over a year and the construction was over 8
months with just the two of us doing it. We'll have power for both of
our homes, but we'll stay connected to the grid for low flow and
breakdowns. We did our works for under 30 grand, but only because he
had all the tools and know-how. With hired engineers and contractors
and new equipment, I would otherwise have had Return-On-Investment for
my Catskills project in about 42 years.
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