- Dec 13, 2009
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- Humble & Conroe, TX
Not knocking it all, but if you get to feed $100 worth back into the grid, it'll take 30 years to recoup your initial investment. Not sure what you'll get to feed back in, but that doesn't seem very good. I just bought a house & my wife was asking about adding solar. Not so sure now.So, he listed his at about $10k, the setup I chose is $50k, but I make enough to take full advantage of the 26% tax credit which should get me about $13k refund on federal taxes leaving me at $37k. So, 3.7x the up front cost. However, I have solar and Reliant does solar buyback so mine will save me $ every month. How much will it save me on elec? I hope to get permission to connect and start getting real world numbers to figure that out. The Tesla installers said 1-3 weeks for permission from Centerpoint. Tesla worked out a plan with them where they take photos and do standard installs so they can submit to Centerpoint for a photo inspection and approval. If Centerpoint needed to come out in person, their inspection wait time is 6 months atm.
Next clear blue sky at noon, I plan on disconnecting from the grid for an hour or so and connecting the solar so I can see what my peak generation is. Not illegal for me to use it, just fines from Centerpoint if they detect me feeding power into the grid.