smkettner
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:30 pm

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doberman
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:28 am

Thanks for the info!!

Sounds like on the low end, DIY would be around $5,000...and a more professional installation would be around $10,000 (both plus/minus 20%).

Seems more expensive then a I thought. But I knew it wasnt cheap. I think the tax credits make it a do-able option.
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:47 pm

doberman wrote:I honestly have no clue how to power my car using solar power. However, I would really like to - especilly since I would be able to charge the car if there was a power outage or something.


FYI doberman:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=9678
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JasonA
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:57 pm

We are currently in the process of having Real Goods Solar install a system (purchased) from a recommendation on here.

Now we are all pro "Made in the USA" so we're going Enphase/Suniva/QuickMountPV system.

Don't trust anyone when they say BenQ panels or anything else. Just SolarWorld, Suniva & Sharp are true USA panels!

Final costs for 8.11kw (DC) 7.21(AC- annual output of 13,619kwh) came out to $18,875.

Currently being installed.
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QueenBee
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:22 pm

JasonA wrote:Final costs for 8.11kw (DC) 7.21(AC- annual output of 13,619kwh) came out to $18,875.


Please quote the cost paid to the installer and then if inclined the cost after the various rebates :) I assume a price of $2.33 installed is after federal and state rebates.

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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:55 am

QueenBee wrote:
JasonA wrote:Final costs for 8.11kw (DC) 7.21(AC- annual output of 13,619kwh) came out to $18,875.


Please quote the cost paid to the installer and then if inclined the cost after the various rebates :) I assume a price of $2.33 installed is after federal and state rebates.
That is final cost after all rebates. Contract price to RGS is $26,554.
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nexusplexus
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:39 pm

My 4.56KW setup was $16,617.20 to the installer. After rebates and tax credit $10,961.72 ~$2.4/watt
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jkirkebo
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:53 pm

I'm putting up a 5.17kW system here in Norway. It will produce enough to drive a Leaf around 13,000 miles per year. Total cost is about $7500, and it's all DIY except connecting the inverter to the grid (which is a 6' cable).

You can get chinese panels now for around $0.52 per watt.

QueenBee
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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:34 am

JasonA wrote:
QueenBee wrote:
JasonA wrote:Final costs for 8.11kw (DC) 7.21(AC- annual output of 13,619kwh) came out to $18,875.


Please quote the cost paid to the installer and then if inclined the cost after the various rebates :) I assume a price of $2.33 installed is after federal and state rebates.
That is final cost after all rebates. Contract price to RGS is $26,554.


I think that has to be a new low that I've seen! $3.27 a watt installed, nice job!

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Re: What does it cost to have a solar setup?

Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:14 am

I started looking at a system just to charge the Leaf, but then added 2 Volts.

I ended up with a 6kW system for just under $10K as a prepaid 20 year lease. The economics of a smaller or even a larger system didn't make sense, we had to find the sweet spot with regard to cost/benefit.

Since November here in Plano it has averaged just over 24kWh/day with about 2.5kWh going back into the grid for a net for 21.5kWh.

I don't know if the prepaid lease deals are still there, but it was very easy (they worry about all the rebate/subsidy paperwork, etc.). I know SolarCity said they weren't able to do those in Texas at the time, but were doing them elsewhere in the country. Ours was coordinated by a local installer but NRG wrote the lease.

My electric rates get real low in the winter (4.2c/kWh anyone?) so the ROI is kind of tough but I basically prepaid 20 years worth of electricity at less than 7c/kWh so it has the potential to pay for itself.
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