i countered with this: since you already are taking a painting in trade, take a larger one and give me two panels installed, which will bring me up to the rebate level for TEP.
K agreed but only on the condition that i take three panels. she also is interested in bartering for the balance of my full system over time. and she may give me some part time work as well.
so, end result: i get three more panels, my rebate, and possibly my entire second kilowatt in trade for art, and a part time job.
oh, also. at one point she asked if i could sweat pipe. i said i knew how but hadn't done it, although i have some i need done. she said any time i want to learn, come on over to the shop and they will teach me and let me practice on their scrap pipe.