@sammyg - i agree but what about the benefits when the power is out?
And the cost to your neighbors who are subsidizing you is what?
Upgrading older appliances, air conditioning, adding insulation, converting to
LED lighting, etc. makes more sense than solar!
What a disappointment! I ran the calculator just to see how my house would stack
up and it said that I could realize a $2,000 savings over a 20 year lease. That
translates into $8.33 savings a month. For all of the hype being thrown around,
I was really hoping for some significant savings but, apparently, it just
The "savings" only start AFTER the cost of the system has been
recovered. That takes about 15 years. After that, the savings can be good, but
the system does not have a life time warranty. I think the life expectancy is
about 20 to 25 years, and during that time there is a diminishing affect,
meaning that the solar panels become less efficient over time. The solar panel
industry is doing a great job of selling the sizzle, but they aren't
telling the whole story. Buyer beware.