saleem145
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Location: Westport, CT

Cost of Solar System for Charging Leaf

Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:40 am

Hello,

Simple question -- how much would a small solar system for charging my Nissan Leaf cost?? I know how much it costs to charge the Leaf and would like to know the payback time.

Thanks,

Saleem

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mwalsh
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Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Cost of Solar System for Charging Leaf

Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:49 am

You'd need to provide more details about your situation (how many miles driven daily) and where you live before anyone could even begin to guess the size of a system you'd need.
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Oliverovan
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Delivery Date: 21 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 22506
Location: Arvada, CO

Re: Cost of Solar System for Charging Leaf

Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:29 pm

1: Figure how how many kWh of electricity you have used. If you aren't sure, use the formula (.34 x miles) over a given period. Some calculators just ask you for your electric bill and figure the power automatically. This won't work if you only want to offset a part of your bill.
2: Use a solar calculator like this one : http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; from the national renewable energy lab.
3: Contact a local installer to get your real price for purchase or lease.

Note: you can lease a PV system for 0$ down and have monthly payments that are very close to the rate your utility charges. And likely, you will add value to your house!

-Mike
3.36kW rooftop PV system from 303 Solar/City Electric

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