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Lets talk solar power...whats the best choice?


By cosmokramer

1 year ago



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#3 1 year ago

I bought my small system, 1.8 kw. I did the installation myself, just studied the codes. The panels are ecoworthy from Amazon. It is grid tie. The system will run when I am on the back up generator.
In the summer the system will make almost 1.9 kw, right now about 1.2 is a good day. I have very open southern exposure over the lake. My purpose was the credit and slight reduction in utilities.

#5 1 year ago

I'm thinking it was like $3,600-3,800 range. This is the 5th year in service. That is not including frames, I built those out of aluminium. Fused disconnect and breakers not included either.

#10 1 year ago

On average they save $25 a month. I think about one more year to the break even point.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

$25 x 12 months = $300 annual savings. Not including your labor and other parts, your system would take over 12 years just to break even assuming you don't need to replace them after 12 years.

Yes it would have taken 12 years without the government kicking in and the assistance program offer by the electric utility. Without the tax rebate and utility program it would have been a no go from my point of view.

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