How much will a solar electric system for my home cost?
That question cannot be answered without doing a little detective work. It’s like asking how much it will cost to feed 50 people. That would depend on whether you were feeding them hot dogs or filet mignon, right? Some houses use modest amounts of electricity; others use enormous amounts. We see them all, and in fact, design solar electric systems for all ranges.
"For most months of the year we have a $0 electricity bill. During sunny days, because we are at work and not using electricity, our meter turns backwards as we feed electricity back through the utility grid. At night, or when the sun in not shining, we pull that electricity back out to power our well insulated, passive solar home.
Figuring return on our investment was easy, although the cost of electricity in our area is low. Our house is easily worth $8,000 more because it produces all the electricity it needs and will continue to do so through our retirement and for the future life of the house. We know that electricity prices will continue to climb, but not for us!"
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