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Offline Jstier

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Grid Tie Solar
« on: May 05, 2021, 10:59:09 AM »
I just saw this section of the Forum and figured I'd throw out any help that I could offer to anyone with questions regarding Grid Tie Solar.

I am currently running a 16,000W Grid tie system. I have half roof mounted and the other half ground mounts. I did all the work myself and had about 14k invested. Our local electric company does a buyback program that changes rates through out the year. Summer months we usually are getting paid/credits from the electric company and winter time our bill is usually around 190-200. 

My ROI was about 5 years. We have a large cabin and everything is electric in it, so this really helped out with it all. I looked into batteries but with the price of them and lifespan it made more sense to just invest more money into the panels and get paid back more. Actually pretty excited to get my Kiln up and running and make some more money off free power.

 I ran cryptocurrency mining farm out of my basement for awhile and tried to make some extra money with the solar as well, but have since sold off all my miners. Its amazing all the hobbies you can get into with extra electricity :) 

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Re: Grid Tie Solar
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 11:05:35 AM »
Great story, once solar farms really get cranking the almost free cost of power generation is going to open up a lot of neat ideas.  As you said, batteries are  the real holdup.  As battery production increases over the next 10 years that will open up even more ideas.  Solar is so cheap right now it is heading to near 0, saw bids from some GW size projects and the bids are just ....crazy low.  

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