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Old 08-04-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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Unless you store that excess energy via batteries
True but the cost of the batteries need to come down further for the math to make sense.

Gary
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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True but the cost of the batteries need to come down further for the math to make sense.

Gary
I think one vendor is already there (Tesla PowerWall - 14kWh for approx $5K per unit which includes inverters), the others do need to catch up in terms of pricing and power output though.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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True but the cost of the batteries need to come down further for the math to make sense.

Gary
It's getting there, and if they kill net metering, it'll get there real quick
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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We have solar panels (bought, not leased) and just priced out the Tesla Powerwall. We won't be getting it unless the price drops significantly. To power just the lights, outlets & fridge for 1 day it would cost us $17,200 plus installation. If we want to power the whole house for 1 day we're looking at a cost of $28,200 plus installation.

We only moved into this home a little over a week ago. We are still waiting on Duke to change out our meter so our panels can be turned on.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:16 PM
 
Location: US
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I'm waiting for Tesla Solar Tiles.. my roof has about 15 years or so left then hopefully by then the cost for the solar tiles be equal or less with savings than a new tile roof
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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That's criminal that in FL installing solar is more expensive and doesn't pay a return.
Criminal? No, it's science and engineering, not some bizarre conspiracy to lock you into FP&L.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Criminal? No, it's science and engineering, not some bizarre conspiracy to lock you into FP&L.
It's totally dependent on your payback period, energy usage and financing
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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I'm waiting for Tesla Solar Tiles.. my roof has about 15 years or so left then hopefully by then the cost for the solar tiles be equal or less with savings than a new tile roof
Me too, elon musk just got his roof done, shouldn't be long for the rest of us looking to replace higher end roofs
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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We have solar panels (bought, not leased) and just priced out the Tesla Powerwall. We won't be getting it unless the price drops significantly. To power just the lights, outlets & fridge for 1 day it would cost us $17,200 plus installation. If we want to power the whole house for 1 day we're looking at a cost of $28,200 plus installation.

We only moved into this home a little over a week ago. We are still waiting on Duke to change out our meter so our panels can be turned on.
That's about right if your using the estimator for a 6 Bedroom house and/or consuming 70kWh day, and yeah at this size its probably not cost effective unless you have other wants that could be cared for such as centralized UPS and/or whole home generator
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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That's about right if your using the estimator for a 6 Bedroom house and/or consuming 70kWh day, and yeah at this size its probably not cost effective unless you have other wants that could be cared for such as centralized UPS and/or whole home generator
It's a big house at 4200sq ft. We are hoping to live here for the rest of our lives. We thought about looking into a whole home generator. Where we lived in Massachusetts our power went out all the time and during the winter there were times we had no power for weeks at a time. We ended up getting a generator. In south FL we never had a power outage, but never experienced the aftermath of a hurricane. So we are going to see how it goes now that we are in central FL. I'd love to be completely energy dependent, but it's just not cost effective right now.
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