Payback on my solar photovoltaic system is about one year away from the total of 4 years and 4 months payback time. I have been producing more electricity than I consume each year and that is because of having a very energy efficient house. No Rocket Science with that, everyone else can do the same.
Solar systems are drastically changing since I was the first on my block to go solar. By the end of this year or early next year, different roofing tiles with solar panels built in, will be available. These new systems from Tesla/Solar City will come with a wall mount battery pack to run your house at night and the months when you are not producing enough.
As you can see from the chart on my invoice, December, January, and February are the only months I am not producing enough solar energy. Mainly because the days are shorter and the sun is lower in the sky. Nevertheless, by year's end I still come out ahead.
Feel free to peruse my Going True Green website, Blog, and EnergyHotwire website to collect data for evaluating your own solar potential. If you already have Solar Energy and want a more energy efficient house, contact us, to see how we can help with an online evaluation!
Bill Lauto, at Going True Green
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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