posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 06:03 PM
Yes, I have considered all those costs. I figure 3000 for the panels, ( and thats the high end of a dollar a watt (this from a 3k watt solar kit))
700 to 1000 for inverter, 500 for charge controller, breakers, switches, wiring etc possibly another 1000, and 1000 for batteries then I'll add
another 1000 to that for misc stuff. 7 grand isn't bad. If i can get the panels for 50 cents a watt, I may go to 4000 or 5000 watts per day
I'm on the grid now but live in a condo.. no way i could have solar here.
I pay 3600 a year now in condo fees and utilities. 36.000 over the last 10 years, not including buying the condo for 20,000. I plan to buy the land,
buy or build a prefab house or other cheap type of house for under 15,000. I'm lookinbg in places that are not incorporated where people want to get
rid of a few acres of land for less than 2000 an acre. There are tons of these places if you look hard enough. I'm getting at least 50,000 to 100,000
for a land deal I'm doing now. I want to spend only about 25K total for a place i won't have to spend a lot of money on in the future. Of course I
include a well and septic system too.
edit on 30-10-2012 by JohnPhoenix because: sp