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Re: With So Much Sunshine, Why So Few Solar Panels?

Bill Menczer
 

The Federal tax credit is shrinking. For solar systems placed in service between 2020 and 2022, the credit is 26%. For those placed in service in 2023, the credit drops to 22%.

Bill Menczer
Woodley Park   

- previous message -
The solar or SREC credits can provide substantial cash rebates each year, which makes the payback time far less. As does the federal tax credit.
I personally would not work with an installer that wanted the SREC credits in perpetuity from me, in exchange for perhaps a modest discount on the installation. Please do your research and find an installer that will just do the install and panel purchase.
There are a number of resources to use to help calculate the savings costs.  


ISO: Bedroom for Temp stay

Al Newton
 


Longshot request, I know: By any chance would anyone have a bedroom or basement available for a few weeks? Very Quiet and responsible older male.

Thanks,

Al

Conn. Ave.  
alnewtondc @ gmail dot com 


ISO a handful of moving boxes #boxes

Pamela Roberts
 

Hi all,

I’m looking for a handful (five or six) of moving boxes to pack up my daughter’s stuff from her dorm room.
Thanks in advance for your help!

Pamela   
robertsmejia @ yahoo dot com 


Free: happy light #free

Guisou
 

Hi neighbors,

We have a happy light that’s ready for a new home. It works great, it’s just a bit bigger than what I wanted. I never used the ion function, just the light which I would turn on for the 30 minute setting and it’s always helped in the winter months when I‘ve been missing the sun. Let me know if interested and I’ll leave it out for you.

Full description here: Nature Bright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000W8Y7FY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SGXQNB1QAQ3J98FZ7WJ6

Thanks and stay well!

Guisou
guisou@...


Free classical music records

Austin Hinkle <williamaustinhinkle@...>
 

Hi everyone,
 
I have three boxes of records - almost all of them classical music. If anyone would like them please let me know. I haven’t listened to all of them but the ones I have were in good condition.  
 
Austin  
williamaustinhinkle @ gmail dot com 


HELP VICTIMS OF W.I. VOLCANO - Donate what you can at Foundation Fitness, Cleveland Park

Dega schembri
 


On April 9th, 2021 the largest volcano in St. Vincent, W.I. erupted leaving the whole island under ashes and eventually evacuated to neighboring islands. A month later and the people are still in need of major help. Our wonderful SocaCize Instructor reached out to the Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and they have provided us with a list of needed items. The Embassy will ship all items directly to the island. For more information contact:  socacizeindc@... [socacizeindc @ gmail dot com]

Bring what you can to:
FOUNDATION FITNESS CLEVELAND PARK
3525 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW
 
We can validate your parking ticket PLUS you will receive a GUEST PASS for a trial workout OR for ONE WEEK OF CLASSES.  
 
Attached is a flyer with a complete list of needed items which include:
 
Non-perishable food 
Disposable Respirator Masks
Disinfectants
Batteries
Blankets....and more
 
Foundation Fitness has been Cleveland Park's Neighborhood Gym since 1993. We believe that we FEEL GOOD when we DO GOOD. We can also help you LOOK GOOD too. Drop in with your items and take a look around while you are here.
 
For more information about Foundation Fitness contact Dega Schembri at (202) 537-0539 or dega@...
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Dega Schembri, Co-Owner
Foundation Fitness of Cleveland Park (formerly City Fitness Gym)
3525 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20008
(202) 537-0539
www.foundfitpt.com 

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 


Re: With So Much Sunshine, Why So Few Solar Panels?

wgorlick
 


We would purchase solar panels, even if it could not be justified by the underlying economics, because it is good for the environment.  But it isn't as easy as it might seem. We have a typical older house in the neighborhood, and we were advised that unless our roof is in pristine condition, it may be a problem to install the panels because it is then more difficult to do the routine roof maintenance that we need to do from time to time.  So unless we can figure out a way to have continuing and easy access to our roof, we may not be able to install solar panels. 

- Warren


ISO: Creeping phlox divides

Marianna Sachse
 


I’m looking for lavender and pink creeping phlox. Does anyone have any that needs dividing, now that the flowering is done? I’m happy to dig out and replace with compost or soil conditioner. 

Thanks,
Marianna
marianna.sachse@...


Re: Happy to take some of your bamboo!

westwindnotnorth
 

The bamboo rhizomes can go down as deep as 30-36”. Taking out an established clump is darn near impossible. I know people have used a backhoe to take out a large stand. 
 
Mary Schmitt 
Luzerne Ave 

- previous message -
Has anyone had experience with asking a neighbor to take out their bamboo? If so, what happened?
One neighbor with whom we share a back fence has bamboo along their side of our shared fence and we have to pull bamboo shoots out every year. I've been a coward about approaching them on this, but I really wish they'd take it out.  


Party Like It's 1959 -- SALE of Vintage Collectibles

Dona Lenkin
 

SALE: TUESDAY - May 18th  3 pm - 6 pm 

Selling our lifetime collection of vintage, art deco and mid century collectibles including dishes, vases, pitchers etc.

Behind 4916 Butterworth PL NW access via the alleyway or around the front walkway to the back.

Dona Lenkin
dona-lenkin@...


Re: Happy to take some of your bamboo!

Brett
 


One approach is to install a steel barrier. We did so and it completed prevented it from creeping into our yard.  

Brett

- previous message -
Has anyone had experience with asking a neighbor to take out their bamboo? If so, what happened?
One neighbor with whom we share a back fence has bamboo along their side of our shared fence and we have to pull bamboo shoots out every year. I've been a coward about approaching them on this, but I really wish they'd take it out.  


Re: With So Much Sunshine, Why So Few Solar Panels?

Alec Dann
 


You should also factor in the value of the Solar Renewable Energy Credits you would get each year.  In DC, SREC’s have been trading between $405 and $435 in the last six months. Over the 25 year life of the panels that covers the cost of the installation and then some.

 

Alternatively, DC Solar will install your system for free if you sign over your SRECs to them. You own the panels and the electricity they generate. You just have to have enough roof area with good sun exposure.

 

I’m sure there are other companies who offer similar deals, but I would recommend DC Solar. We used them for our solar installation two years ago and have been quite happy with how it has worked out. 

 

Alec

38th Street


ISO wardrobe moving boxes

Victoria Marquez
 


Does anyone have extra wardrobe boxes?
 
Thanks!
Vicky
victoria.cristina.marquez@...


Re: Happy to take some of your bamboo!

Helen Qubain
 

Has anyone had experience with asking a neighbor to take out their bamboo? If so, what happened?
 
One neighbor with whom we share a back fence has bamboo along their side of our shared fence and we have to pull bamboo shoots out every year. I've been a coward about approaching them on this, but I really wish they'd take it out.  

-Helen


Re: Happy to take some of your bamboo!

Eleanor
 


Don’t Do it!  May I suggest cedar, Virginia Pine or some other tall, narrow evergreen. They also act as a windbreak and can protect your house from weather. Once planted they will be maintenance-free.

~Eleanor O.

- previous message -
Thank you for the warning, but I will not be planting in my garden. It will be in a planter on an asphalt driveway. Do you think that would be OK? 
Any advice on bamboo in planters is appreciated.


Re: Happy to take some of your bamboo!

Turnham
 


Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo) does do well in pots too and is so easy to control in the yard: if it gets too tall or wide you can just snap pieces off with your hands. It does make runners but these small plants can easily be pulled up and transplanted, given to others or put into pots. This plant looks great in all seasons.!

Barbara


Re: Happy to take some of your bamboo!

SKBennet BENNET
 

Please see the editor’s note: nandina is lovely ( we have many bushes in our garden) but the berries are toxic to many bird species and wild life, as well as dogs and cats.

Susie

- previous message -
Yes. I agree. Nandina is beautiful. It’s a type of bamboo with bright red berries. Fills in nicely. Check if it will grow in pots.
It borders our Japanese garden and we love it.
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Editor's note: You can see photos of nandina and learn more about it here:
https://www.gardenia.net/plant/nandina-domestica-heavenly-bamboo


Found: Toddler-size white bike with training wheels. #lostandfound #kids #biking

Sue Ruff
 


Someone must be missing it. Please email sueruff60 at gmail dot com

Sue


Re: With So Much Sunshine, Why So Few Solar Panels?

hal.ninek@verizon.net
 

The solar or SREC credits can provide substantial cash rebates each year, which makes the payback time far less. As does the federal tax credit.

I personally would not work with an installer that wanted the SREC credits in perpetuity from me, in exchange for perhaps a modest discount on the installation. Please do your research and find an installer that will just do the install and panel purchase.

There are a number of resources to use to help calculate the savings costs.  

Steve Seelig


Learn about Going Solar with the CPCA ! May 20th at 7:30 (Zoom)

Alli Bernstein
 

Please Join us this Thursday!

Interested in learning about solar panels? Please join the Cleveland Park Citizens Association and learn about the ways you can participate in DC's ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions citywide by embracing the use of solar energy. It's easier than ever!

Steven Callcott, Deputy Director of the Historic Preservation Review Board, will discuss the HPRB's recent reversal to allow for the installation of solar panels on the front facing roofs of homes in DC's historic districts and, along with local architect Phil Eagleburger, will explain what this means for homeowners in Cleveland Park.  

Going Solar in Cleveland Park: What you need to know.

Thursday May 20th at 7:30 pm via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89580231690 

Hope to see you there!

Alli Bernstein
CPCA Corresponding Secretary 

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