Rob Boardman is my best friend, and he told me that his solar panels are saving him about $200 per quarter. I can’t afford a system like that, but it sounds amazing!
My 400w of poly-crystalline modules charge our AGM batteries in the van, so we don’t need to worry when there’s no water or power left on site, which will probably never happen. Thanks to another invention called an electric fridge battery back (130 watts), which charges the fridge battery in the back.
Rob said people typically have regrets if they wait too long after buying something because then their options may change from wanting one color/style etc. While new models come out with all kinds of cool features you might not want at first sight, why would you have any regrets?
Are solar panels a ripoff?
The installation of solar panels can sometimes be expensive, but it should eventually provide enough energy to offset the investment cost. However, the work behind owning and maintaining solar panels is extremely valuable or time-intensive, so you may not want to do this for these reasons.
While there are cases where solar panels might be unsuccessful, they’re pretty effective for people who would otherwise need other forms of electricity -such as those in remote areas with no access to electric power plants.
Solar panel installation also has tax credits which help ease the process considerably too. So while it’s understandable that many people take time trying to decide if it’s right for them, don’t make your decision without at least looking into your options first!
Solar panel scams
These days, scams are everywhere but don’t be fooled by the solar panel scam artists who claim they’re offering a government rebate or free system. In order to dupe their victims and avoid accountability themselves, it’s essential for you as a consumer to beware!
Door-to-door salespeople have been found to use many tricks and tactics to convince consumers that their product is the best forcibly. They may insist on an immediate sale by calling or emailing people without warning them first, a sure sign.
It’s probably some type of scammer who only wants money from you instead. Watch out for these Red Flags during interactions: any company with urgency about getting what they wish to immediately; excessive phone call hours, rapid response rates through text message responses, and cold emails asking customers if they would be interested in buying products straightaway are meant to be suspicious.
Should I get solar panels now or wait?
Installation of solar panels is expensive, but it’s not just economically logical but also good for the environment in many states. Some analyses have concluded that every man, woman, or child in America would need to invest about $1,000 to impact US air quality through the installation of photovoltaic panels.
Ultimately whether you want them depends on how much money you’ve got sitting around and how long-term your aspirations are for energy independence! But generally, if you can afford them, they’re a smart investment.
The average household will spend way more, probably 10x than the cost of solar panels over time. Thanks to electric bills when compared with homes that install photowatt versions of solar power systems.
In case if you ask me whether you should get solar panels now or wait, I recommend YOU SHOULD! It’s because-
“Solar power is getting significantly cheaper all the time, but there’s no way to know for sure how much it will change over the next ten years. If you’re able to save some money now, then that might be enough reason for you to wait. However, if saving more money is not an option right now, then it would probably be wise to go ahead and get your solar panels installed as soon as possible.”
Do you really save money with solar panels?
Yes, you save money with solar panels. The cost to install a solar panel ranges from $3.00 to $3.50 per watt, meaning a typical 5kW solar panel system costing between $5000 and $20 000. The average US energy consumption is 3.8 trillion kilowatt-hours per year, so on average. This system would produce 25kWh of electricity on regular sunny days, which is enough to power 2500 hours of TV/screen time which equates to more than 4 months without paying one cent for electricity! The actual monthly saving adds up fast when factoring in the purchase price over an expected lifespan of up to 20 years.
Do solar panels really increase home value?
When you invest in solar power, your home becomes more valuable and provides better value for the money. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that every dollar saved on energy through solar panels translates into a return-on-investment of 20 to 1!
So, what’s the best way to save on your electricity bill? Solar panels! Zillow reports that homes with solar energy systems sell for 4% more than those without.
That means an added value of about $9,200 at a resale time when you need that extra cash infusion in order to make up for all that money spent upfront installing them, and there’s no turning back either. Once installed, they’ll never be removed again unless something else happens first (e).
It might seem like a lot, but this return-on-investment will mean big profits if we ever decide to sell our house – which is precisely why investing early pays off even more significant dividends down the road.
In conclusion, if you ask me, what is your biggest regret about getting solar panels? Well, my answer is- My only regret is not putting in a larger system. I would have liked to install a bigger system, but I was limited in budget. The maximum size allowed by my utility company is smaller than what’s needed for payback, and even if total watts were as high as possible, it still wouldn’t be enough time before they are used up with energy consumption.
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