AndyGT02
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Re: Is $3.8 per watt a good deal?

Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:26 am

Good to know - the thought had cross my mind to do the install job myself. Without the SREC's I doubt it would be worth it. They're gold.

JasonA
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Re: Is $3.8 per watt a good deal?

Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:49 am

My extra array that we just added was $1.40/watt for another 3kw array or SolarWorld panels ;)

That's racking, inverter, etc.

If you do DIY, you'll win..
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Is $3.8 per watt a good deal?

Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:10 pm

I believe the MA CEC will allow you to install yourself, with a licensed electrician, but you have to get certified by them like anybody else. See their website. I could be wrong.
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Valdemar
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Re: Is $3.8 per watt a good deal?

Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:31 am

JasonA wrote:My extra array that we just added was $1.40/watt for another 3kw array or SolarWorld panels ;)

That's racking, inverter, etc.

If you do DIY, you'll win..
Depends how much you get paid at work I guess if you need to take any time off to get this job done. Yes you can work on weekends sure, but how long will it take for a rookie to install a non-trivial size array? And it is not a 1-man job, so you need someone to help you too. Then you pay an electrician, pay to get all the permits, and deal with your utility company to get a PTO. Because of these reasons I'm working with an installer, yes my payback period will be 2-3 years longer and I won't be as proud of myself with no right to brag about the DIY route, but I can live with that.
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