posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:51 PM
Its what solar city is all about, just making an entry here in Australia too.
Providing you have enough space on your roof and you are using enough electricity during the day it makes sense (of course you have to get over the
idea of wanting to own your own system) but inverters, panels and infrastructure all cost money and may need replacing, this way the energy company
I dont know how much electricity costs in the US but in Aus the company comes and puts and installation on your roof and they sell you the energy it
creates at a third of the cost (roughly). However, when it isnt creating, ie. at night or a cloud goes over, you buy from the grid at normal rates.
So what you need to do is run all your pool pumps, washing machines and other electrcitiy intensive items when the sun shines to make the most from
Its not good if noone is home at day and you are just feeding all that electricity back into the grid, guess what, your neighbour is paying the
electricity company full price for that juice.
Really good idea and I think you will see it more widespread but remember, you only get the value if you use it, it really is, use it or lose it
(until you get a tesla wall and then you might get a few hours at night free!).