Installers are coming April 24th. Can't wait.
How much is the cost all in?Installers are coming April 24th. Can't wait.
I think about 32K for an 8.2kw system. No idea if that is a good price or not, lol.How much is the cost all in?
thanks but I thought you were talking about thisI think about 32K for an 8.2kw system. No idea if that is a good price or not, lol.
I did exactly what you suggested. In 2016 we received our BMW i3 and got solar panels. You need to know the annual consumption of you house and estimate the car consumption based on your annual mileage and the rated consumption rate of your car. This resulted in 24x 300W solar panels. In 2018 we got a second EV and added 12x panels. Now we are almost net zero with two EV‘s.I have been researching a lot about Solar PV (rooftop) and actually reviewed some 15 or so offers from many suppliers. I have locked in on one company and expect to install a 15kw system over next few months. Idea is to be Net Zero and I just revised the sizing to include an EV. I used the i4 as my EV and assumed about 10-12k miles/yr at about 36kwh/100 miles. I think that gave me about 330kwh/month to recharge the car at home, which is where I expect 90% of the time it will be charged.
I've got two nearby neighbors that have Teslas (one actually has 3!) and they also have Solar Roofs, so I assume they are doing very similar to what I am planning.
Has anyone else actually done this exercise and if so how did you estimate and calculate the amount of Solar PV you would need?
Kind of depends on the installation difficulty, equipment selected and the local labor rate. Typical 2023 estimates I see are $2.75-$3.25 per watt. You're close to $4/watt; could be some of the things I listed. The rising cost of purchased power and the declining W/$ cost of panels is moving me closer to doing a 6kW array. (That's all I can fit within the location and aesthetic constraints.) Tax credits (currently 30%) decline in a couple of years, so maybe, for me, it's time to do it.I think about 32K for an 8.2kw system. No idea if that is a good price or not, lol.
Sunny South Florida. When it isnt raining!Wow. That is a lot of production for one winter. Then again, your post-credit cost is more than my pre-credit cost. That’s more than double my installation’s benchplate rating. (14.96 vs 7.29) I see why they said it was cheaper to install more up front than add more later.
what sunny clime is this in?
Sunny South Florida. When it isnt raining!
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That must be pre-tax and is a bit high. I paid $1.7/w DC, recall you install DC but produce really in AC, about 80% of the DC rating.I think about 32K for an 8.2kw system. No idea if that is a good price or not, lol.
I started using the 2-year EA promo while I wait for sunnier days.Our solar panels where finally turned on yesterday. It's been overcast and raining, but we still managed to produce over 20kWh in a day and half. Can't wait for a proper sunny day mid week. Originally we were going to produce 110% of our yearly consumption, but we now have two EVs, so it may be lower if we have to charge a bunch.
The 10% (actually it is 115%) rule is the annual average production, not anything instantaneous or hourly, daily, etc.... There was an article about some Florida guy that installed a massive solar panel system for a home and FP&L refused to connect him because he was producing way more. He sued them. Never heard what the outcome of that was. I'll find and post article here.Figured out what the app was reporting for the panels. The day’s running total production for each panel at that moment.
Clearly a violation of the 10% Rule.
I was really excited when our installers came too. They didn't get turned on for three more months though! Hopefully yours goes faster. Are you getting an Enphase system?My installers are here right now, this is exciting. can't wait to see the software and see what I'm producing!
OMG it better get turned on like tomorrow!!I was really excited when our installers came too. They didn't get turned on for three more months though! Hopefully yours goes faster. Are you getting an Enphase system?