20 Aug '11, 8am

How many appliance can your average solar array really power? WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!

Whenever I consider the possibility of installing solar on my rooftop, two big questions dominate my thinking. First, what would I have to cough up to buy a photovoltaic array? And second, how much of my electricity demand could it actually power? That first question is complicated. There are a confusing slate of federal and state incentives that need to be factored, there's the question of getting a solar loan to make the down payment, and there's even the potential to lease panels . The second question is no less tricky: sun exposure varies greatly by location and weather conditions are obviously unpredictable. But if you're just looking for a general overview of how much juice a typical rooftop solar array provides, a newly released video by HelioPower is super helpful. Basically, these two HelioPower employees are filmed switching on a bunch of appliances in a solar-to...

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