It makes no sense to Generate your own Power and not Keep it.. Our System charges our Batteries that Run our services 24hrs a day. The Grid is only their to Top off the Batteries if needed, and keep things going on those very overcast days and of course at night . Running the system this way gives us a 50 amp Surge protected very balanced and clean Power system that Feeds the most important systems in the House 24/7.
It makes more sense to invest money in a Good Battery system now.. And Size down the Array to make up for the Battery cost Difference.. You will be very happy you did. Having your Own Power and Backup Power is really the beauty of Going Solar. Also Because the Utilities have yet to start actually paying us Full market rate for our Power We push back to the Grid, again it makes sense to be storing as much as you can for your Future needs. And You will have a place to use your LEAF batteries when it comes time to replace it
Grid Tied or not.. It makes Sense to invest some $ in a Good Battery system capable of handling the Load you need. Including your LEAF..
sling wrote:I think this was a grid tie systemthew wrote:Don't Forget your Battery Backup~.. !!
Wow, glad i'm a do it yourselfer... never even looked at installer costs. Oooooorrrrrrrrr, maybe i should volunteer to install panels for 1/2 the cost of the best offer. I'd still make a killing even doing it "right" - meaning installing boots and such, NOT putting bolts through the roof causing leaks like i imagine many doQueenBee wrote:It might be a bit higher than other areas but it's pretty inline with pricing of under $4 per watt installed. Labor is very expensive unfortunately and that's something that is going to be hard to drive down as easily as the rest of the system prices have.