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How Much Are Solar Panels For Your Home
Edward Said:Aren't Solar Panels & Wind Mills a JOKE?
We Answered:Solar and wind technology isn't advanced enough for this. Maybe in a few decades...
Joe Said:Solar Panels for Home?
We Answered:You can put a dent in your usage, and save money without having to spend any. Look at the "half program" at http://www.builditsolar.com
The notion of spinning a meter backward has a lot of people plugging in their solar panel via an inverter- but this is a very bad idea and illegal as well- the power company requires a lockout device they control to kill power in their powlines for servicing and repairs- a plugged in solar panel and inverter can cause them injury or death.
If you have about 30,000 dollars to invest (cost will vary), and you are going to be staying in your home for at least 10 years, contact your electric power utility as they will have the progams in place to do the installation on your site, and install the needed equipment for you to be legally grid tied. They will also have your paperwork prepared for your tax person come tax time. Most are actually seeking people out to do this, I won't go into details why, but by listening carefully to the power company in their presentation they will indirectly tell you why.
Any installation that is intended to be grid tied MUST be approved by the power company and meet their specifications. Too many people are ignoring this last detail.