15 Jun '12, 11am

Home Solar Power Storage: Another Option

All these places with 23-25c/KWh retail electricity, I don’t see why they need a feed-in tariff. Not that I think that’s a bad thing, but my state has net metering, and 14c/KWh. If I bought panels and inverters and did the install myself, I could make my money back in 12 years. At 24c/KWh, that would be 3-5 years! In other words, with only net metering (never even allowed to go below $0) and no FiT,, at 24c/KWh, residential solar is a no-brainer. DIY is not that complicated. The hardest part is mounting. I’d use my shed. Take the opportunity to buy a nicer shed, and position it for maximum insolation. The next hardest part is connecting to your wiring box. Find a friend with experience in house wiring. The rest is just connecting wires like any other electronics. (Your utility must inspect everything before you go live.) The meager expense of my fossil electricity, and mos...

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