sgt1372 wrote:iletric wrote:I plan on getting a big solar on my house to beat the system entirely, as soon as I have the funds for it, since I want Tesla shingles.
My neighbor just installed a solar system in his house for $26k and that did not include the extra capacity necessary to charge an EV.
Way too expensive for me to consider just for my normal electric needs. Neighbor said the solar system only saved him $100/mo and at that rate it eould take over 20 yrs to break even.
I should live so long. LOL!
I got my Bolt in March, with the California ($2500), PG&E ($500)and Sonoma clean power($250) rebates I installed a 2kW solar system myself. The 325 watt panels were $174 each and the Enphase IQ6 Plus inverters were $140 a piece, with all the other component the costs were covered by the rebates. There is also a 30% federal tax credit to come for the solar system.
It is hard to believe that the solar installers are charging so much for residential systems when the components are relatively inexpensive. Also the manufacturers have made the components plug an play.
With my five year old 1.5KW and the new 2KW solar systems they take care of all the house electricity usage and charging the Bolt.
Obviously designing and installating a solar is not for everyone, but if you are willing and able it is really worth it.
Also Sonoma clean power very graciously gave me a Juicebox Pro 40, I only had to pay the sales tax and shipping.
So remember " Fossil fuels dirty and expensive, renewable energy clean and cheap. "