We recently had a 16 panel 2.74 kWh solar electric system installed on our south facing roof.
According to our pre-installation assessment, it’s supposed to generate an average of about 40% of our power.
The system has been running since March 6, and I can’t wait to see how it affects our electric bills!
Once the panels were installed, the electricians installed an inverter and DC/AC disconnects, and connected the system our existing electrical panel.
The inverter box toggles through system info telling us how much CO2 we’ve saved, how much power we’ve generated, and lots of other geeky green info.
The cost of the installed system was $21,400. We will receive a federal tax credit of $3,600 and a state rebate of about $9,300, making our out of pocket expense about $8,500.
Since we live in the second most expensive electric market in the country, I call it money well spent!