Sussing out the payback of solar power
In a sense, Michael Gould has his kids on pre-pay - by the time they are teenagers much of the extra electricity they suck will have been paid for long ago when the house was renovated with solar panels.
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#1 Oct 28, 2012
"Brand suggests that to avoid fickle prices people install panels that generate less than a house's daytime power use."
You can now get a solar PV system that is one panel and one micro-inverter attached to the panel. So, one could put in a system of say 2 to 3KW peak initially and increase the system one panel and one micro-inverter at a time until a particular power generation goal is reached. Look at products like Enphase Energy, AOM, GE Analay for panel micro-inverters components.
Wellington, New Zealand
#3 May 20, 2013
If you are trying to work out your payback period on a solar power system in New Zealand this article should be able to help you;
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