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Posted: 11/23/21 12:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Note my first two sentences. Ya never know until the company is contacted.

Around here, a local drop can be put in and then there is a minimum fee per month just to keep power to the drop. As far as the cost for a drop it varies as to the distance from the main line. Mine was 200 and some change foe the hardware since I was close enough to the juice line that there was no additional charge for running line.


As mentioned, if they allow it, great, but it's the odd man out that lets you get a drop without having a building permit in hand.

This was different 40-50yrs ago. In fact my parents did it in northern Michigan (similar to the OP's plan)...but that was then.

Yes, assuming they don't have to pull a line 1/2 mile to the site, a power drop isn't crazy expensive and likely will be cheaper than buying and operating a generator...certainly it will be more convenient.


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Yes, a grid connection would be far more convenient and likely cheaper but...


30,000.00 buys a heck of a lot of solar.


I'm sure it does...not sure how this is relevant to the conversation though.


Some one in the thread suggested having a "drop" from a power company. That costs bunches of money--so why not get your own renewable resource instead?


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pianotuna wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:


Yes, a grid connection would be far more convenient and likely cheaper but...


30,000.00 buys a heck of a lot of solar.


I'm sure it does...not sure how this is relevant to the conversation though.


Some one in the thread suggested having a "drop" from a power company. That costs bunches of money--so why not get your own renewable resource instead?


If you have a 1/2 mile driveway, maybe but assuming a reasonable distance to the road and power lines, you aren't likely to pay anything close to $30k.

I get power drops as part of work in Michigan and $30k would be crazy expensive unless you need to carry a really high power line a good distance.

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