LumberJocks

All Replies on A Solar Power array / Interesting article

  • Advertise with us
View Joe Lyddon's profile

A Solar Power array / Interesting article

by Joe Lyddon
posted 01-26-2017 08:08 PM


3 replies so far

View Roger's profile

Roger

21021 posts in 3365 days


#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. [email protected]

View ArtMann's profile

ArtMann

1446 posts in 1377 days


#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.

View Steve Peterson's profile

Steve Peterson

412 posts in 3643 days


#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com