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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 01-26-2017 08:08 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2017 08:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: solar array solar solar power ground system do it yourself diy instructables

I found this and thought it was VERY VERY Interesting… Maybe you would like it too… ??
... so here it is…

A real How To Solar Array...


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#1 posted 02-17-2017 05:12 PM

That is very interesting Joe. Thnx for the post.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 06:00 PM

Photovoltaic cell power generation for home use only makes economic sense in areas like California, which has fantastically inflated power costs.

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 06:24 PM

Yes, it makes sense to have solar in California. Electricity rates with PG&E start at $0.18 per kwh for everything up to the baseline amount. Anything up to 2X above the baseline is $0.24 and everything else is $0.40.

We have a somewhat large house and a family that likes to run the AC so we typically use about 3X the baseline amount in the summer. This averages out to around $0.27 per kwh. We added a solar system that knocks off most of the $0.24 and $0.40 usage. It should pay off in around 6-7 years and all electricity generated after that is free.

-- Steve

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