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The panels aren't that expensive anymore, and produce more power than ever. The problem is now storage and later use, which the Tesla powerwall solves. It's really everything you'd need to be off the grid. And in Puerto Rico, there is no grid.
The panels aren't that expensive anymore, and produce more power than ever. The problem is now storage and later use, which the Tesla powerwall solves. It's really everything you'd need to be off the grid.
Rooftop solar wouldn've survived the hurricane
KimJongUn saysRooftop solar wouldn've survived the hurricaneI have yet to see any evidence as to how solar panels hold up in a hurricane
True, the cost of panels is at $1 per watt now. But let's not make the installation sound as something trivial. Some people can tackle it as a DIY project, but majority can't. And you still need to involve an electrician to be code-compliant.
I'm getting quotes for around $3.00 per watt for a 8 to 10 kw system installed.
I'll be ready to buy after January. If anyone has information that could help, let me know.
Strategist saysI'll be ready to buy after January. If anyone has information that could help, let me know.Try this site for multiple competing quotes: https://www.energysage.com/
Mono crystalline panels seem about 1.5x speedier than polycrystalline panels. Also, are you getting any battery backup for that price, @Strategist? The battery backup costs. Might wanna look into the Tesla powerwall as it's very competitively priced.
I'm going back and forth right now between doing a whole house system and doing just a bootleg system for running my pool pump. Sucker accounts for about 2/3 my energy usage, and since I don't have/need AC and my lights and appliances are all low power, I would save a lot by doing that. I figure I can do the bootleg system myself for about 2 grand, but I need to do a few more calculations to be sure I am factoring in enough power draw.