I just wanted to follow up on my installation by Mother Nature Solar. Mark and his team did a kick a$$ job. Everything went smoothly, and they even stayed in local motels (they live pretty far away) just to maximize the time on the job. I couldn't be happier with the bid or the job done.
I am now producing up to 37kWh per day! Last month we used 1400 kWh (we have both a Leaf and a Volt). Next month, about 1000 kWh of that should be taken care of by solar.
Before PG&E rebate and tax credit, I paid $3.79/W. After the rebate and tax credit it will be about $2.50/W.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
I am doing an expansion of my existing system. Adding 12 cheap chinese made 240W Talesun panels, with M190 micro-inverters.
I am getting the major parts myself, contractor is just getting racking and installing.
12 x Talesun TP660M 240W $2,215.80
Install, labor , racking other parts. $3,622.33
M190 $99.00 12 $1,286.01
M190 cables $80.00 1 $86.60
Code corrections on existing system $810.99
gross cost before incentives $8,021.73
gross cost per watt STC $3.09
gross cost per watt DC $2.79
California rebate per watt PTC $0.20 $518.88
project cost after CA rebate $7,502.85
Federal tax credit 30.00% $2,250.86
net cost for system expansion $5,252.00
net cost per watt STC $2.02
net cost per watt DC $1.82
IMO, hard to beat in California for a 2.88 kW DC system.
The CSI rebate is very small at this point, it's almost not worth it at this point to go through all the painful paperwork.
My expansion should be complete by tomorrow or monday.