Forget the salesman or the confusing websites, this video will show you what a solar panel system REALLY costs. From the most basic starter kit to a whole home solution, this video goes over the real world costs in 2016 for solar panel systems. This video only covers off grid systems so if you are considering a grid tied system you will need to consider other costs such as professional installation, grid tie inverter(s), and inspections/fees to your utility company. Buying your first solar panel system? Buy here: https://kit.com/LDSreliance Want to support my channel and help me make more great videos? Donate here: https://www.patreon.com/LDSreliance battery expensive how much
As requested here's a breakdown of the cost in US dollars of the Enphase system with the Canadian Solar panels I installed in 2013. Keep in mind this price doesn't consider the federal or state tax incentives, which would lower it significantly. I bought the panels, racking, and inverters from Affordable Solar. The video explains what the costs where and gives a preview of other documents I created for the town in order to get permits. I also included how I calculated the size of the system needed for the house. Feel free to ask questions and if your feeling very generous you can help me spread knowledge, inspiration, compassion and adventure around the world with monetary support. You can support me monetarily on my channel page in the upper right hand corner or by clicking on one of the support Jesse Hoff icons in this video. Thanks. Full installation video with time lapse of me putting panels up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG6sIBOIBpg Also remember to subscribe to my channel for new videos each week. http://www.youtube.com/hoffjesse You can also find me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/jessekhoff Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kublakhanhoff/ And I'd love to be Twitter friends https://twitter.com/#!/jessekhoff You can also check out my video and photography website for more work http://www.jessehoff.com Systems been running for a total of 40 months: the one caveat to also keep in mind is that for about half a year we've been working with only 4 panels because of an addition on the house. So: Update as of 9/5/16 the system has been running for 40 months total It has produced 4.74 megawatts-hours total 1 megawatt = 1000 kw So that equates to 4740 kwh total 4740/40 = 118.5 kwh per month 118.5/30 = 3.95 ~3.95 kwh per day
Explains how the Solar-Estimate online solar system calculator works and shows you how to save on your electricity costs.
There is a little-known drawback to some residential solar programs and it can leave homeowners taking a serious financial hit.
Going over what everything cost for my solar system at the off grid homestead. If your looking to do this it gives you an idea of what its going to cost you.
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WANT TO HELP SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL? https://www.patreon.com/lifeuncontained Ever wonder how much money it costs to get off grid solar power? In this video, you will get a breakdown of all the materials we bought for our solar system. We include the prices and where we bought everything from, including all mounting and wiring materials. INTERESTED IN THE SOLAR PRODUCTS WE ARE USING? CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO GET YOUR OWN! 1. Charge Controller: https://www.altestore.com/store/charge-controllers/solar-charge-controllers/mppt-solar-charge-controllers/xantrex-mppt-solar-charge-contollers/conext-xw-mppt-60a-solar-charge-controller-xw-mppt60-150-p5946/ 2. Inverter: https://www.altestore.com/store/inverters/off-grid-inverters/schneider-electric-conext-sw-inverterchargers-p40463/#SCNCONSW4048 3. Junction Box/ Switchgear Box: https://www.altestore.com/store/puerto-rico-solar-products/schneider-conext-sw-dc-switchgear-puerto-rico-p40983/ 4. Control Panel: https://www.altestore.com/store/inverters/inverter-accessories/schneider-electric-inverter-accessories/schneider-electric-conext-system-control-panel-scp-p11461/ 5. Combiner Box: https://www.altestore.com/store/enclosures-electrical-safety/electrical-enclosures/combiner-pass-through-boxes/midnite-solar-mnpv6-combiner-box-p4566/ 6. Solar Panel Breaker: https://www.altestore.com/store/enclosures-electrical-safety/overcurrent-devices-fuses-breakers/din-rail-circuit-breakers/din-rail-mount-circuit-breakers-p40906/#GENBRKDIN-15 7. Extra Solar Panel Cable (for H4 Style Cable): https://www.altestore.com/store/cables-wiring/solar-panel-wiring/15-h4-connector-cable-10-awg-p10467/ WANT TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS IN HOW WE DID EVERYTHING? CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS BELOW! 1. DIY Solar Panel Ground Mount: https://youtu.be/112oDSO-AkQ 2. Off Grid Solar Panel Install: https://youtu.be/Dly-1WeaE5U 3. Running Conduit And Wire: https://youtu.be/LAqS8xbIGaI 4. Wiring Solar Panels And Mounting Batteries: https://youtu.be/IMCrMLyTH3M 5. Mounting Equipment And Making Battery Jumpers: https://youtu.be/hR_AD86SaAU 6. Finishing Touches And Getting Solar Power: https://youtu.be/8B4jhZV9acM
You: "How much does solar with SolarCity cost?" Me: "$0 down." You: "What?" Me: "$0 down." You: "That doesn't make any sense." Me: "All you do is pay us monthly for your solar energy, and that amount is less than what you would pay the utility for that same amount of energy." You: "So, it costs me nothing up front, and I pay less every month to you for my electricity than I would pay to SDG&E?" Me: "Correct!" You: "And it's clean electricity from the sun?" Me: "You got it."