2 Year of Solar Power – Was it Really Worth The Money?

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50 Comments

  1. Tim Joe on February 27, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Money should be not the main motivator. 15 years for pay-off ist not that bad when you get 10 years for free after that. Thats 20’000 CAND for free.

  2. Grand poobah on February 27, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Doesn’t solar panels increase your risk for cancer?

  3. Dhiaa Mahmoudi on February 27, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Slash your electric bill by up to 75% or more in the next 30 days. please email me: dodo92.mahmoudi@gmail.com

  4. Kierre Hodges on February 27, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    This can be a 3 minute video. They aren’t worth the money. The power shuts off when there is a local outage. You need to invest in battery packs for your power to stay on. The price of those batteries are astronomical & aren’t guaranteed to be at max capacity when the time comes they need to kick in.

  5. Gavx Online on February 27, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Angle the panels due to the season and latitude. Get a heater wire mesh to melt snow if needed.

  6. Genius Your LIFE on February 27, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    poorly installed yes Lay out could have been better planned ask an engineer would have made a better lay out …so yes that 10 bucks can matter ask your tax accountant too lol

  7. Nathan Robinson on February 27, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    $10 bucks for 10 kw?!?!
    Where the heck do they charge a dollar a kw at? That’s insane

  8. single looken on February 27, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    snow on panel need clean off snow! solar retrieve sun!!

  9. Another Somebody on February 27, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Most all of the actual variables were missed here. Yes solar generation can equate to decreased utility usage, but that’s far from the only consideration. Repairs, roof life (now that it has 48 additional holes drilled in it), the shingles were probably prematurely replaced (in order to avoid panel removal when they did need to be replaced), the foregone alternative of earning an average rate of return of 6% in retirement accounts, you mentioned writing the panels off, so there may be gain recognized when/if sold, depreciating nature of the panels ($40k in panels that last 40 years costs you $1k/yr), interest on the solar panel loan, lost investment when you sell the home (I don’t see used panels as a benefit). Just turn off the bedroom light, take quicker showers, drive more efficiently, work remotely, use the sun to grow a home garden.

  10. Mark Berge on February 27, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    What part of the usa are you in? My house is in Northwester New Jersey, Hopatcont, NJ. We get sun in the winter.

  11. david s. on February 27, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Jesus Christ. Let me sum it up. Its not worth it and the payoff is over 10 years.
    Why is it so hard to get a straight answer on solar.

  12. Mark Hasenour on February 27, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    There is no such thing as green or clean energy!! Every source of energy has a footprint on the environment!

  13. stephencarlsbad on February 27, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Your write off should be taken into account when calculating overall system cost. If the rebate is $5000.00 then your $30k system actually cost $25k.
    Also, almost no one in California is ever in the 1st tier. They have it structured to get most households into the 3rd tier and higher especially in the summertime when you tier up fast.

  14. Crazy Sounds on February 27, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    The snow doesn’t do any favors to the overall image of Canada and living in igloos! lol

  15. Vennie Danae on February 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    "I recommend getting this ebook if you want to learn how to save up on energy a LOT: *yoro.best/backyardrevo/NtZ* it works in 2020 for us, this month our electricity was down by 65%!"

  16. David Maccormack on February 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Well just set the panels at 45′ you dickhead and give them some deicer then just forget about them and grow some weed,geography this kit is inappropriate 4u knobber
    Pepperdog181@gmail.com

  17. Mark Hasenour on February 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    So basically it’s worth it for you if someone else (tax payers) help pay for it!!

  18. Don Vindicare on February 27, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Another thing alot people dont think about is there roof. I use to do roofing and some lady had one these systems on her roof and it took her almost a year to find someone to take it off and put it back on so she could her roof redone. In mean time the water damage in her home from roof leaks was not even worth fixing. If your going to need your roof replaced soon dont even attempt this better yet dont put them on your roof

  19. Conversations With Me on February 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Your panels are flat. Set them at the angle they are supposed to be at and you will get power all year long…. Brush your panels off. I brush off 38 panels. It sucks in the winter but the summer is GREAT!!

  20. Ro K on February 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    “67% of Canada’s electricity comes from renewable sources and 82% from non-GHG emitting sources”

    https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/data-analysis/energy-data-analysis/energy-facts/electricity-facts/20068

    Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Buy a Tesla and move to Canada 🙂

  21. Rok Podlogar on February 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    interesting building code for a snowfall geographic location. how much snow can a flat roof like that handle?

  22. emilie orriere on February 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    "I recommend this guide:
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    So grateful it exists in 2020."

  23. jlich10 on February 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Terrible advice in this video. You’re forgetting about a little something called inflation. Generating your own power protects against energy cost inflation. So you’ll pay off your investment quicker than you mentioned. And 15 years from now 30k will be nothing.

  24. Ryguru132 on February 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    so if it is grid tied, from my understanding, it won’t work to power your home without a back up battery….

  25. Sunny Nain on February 27, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Sir your plant is not proper installation

  26. OlaOla on February 27, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Could you do a review of the Telsa solar battery when you get one, please? 🙂

  27. MitchOfCanada on February 27, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    non DIY solar is not worth it, too many middle men stealing the money and up charging.
    offgrid solar, well worth it.

  28. Mark Berge on February 27, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I meant Hopatcong, NJ 07843.

  29. Hermie on February 27, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    It’s too bad those solar panels can’t be built in a vertical direction to soak up all that winter sunlight. Oh yea, they can.

  30. Ryan Allen on February 27, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Here in California pge charges 26 cents for tier one, which runs out very fast and then its 30 cents.

  31. Randell Wayne on February 27, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Answer is at 6:40. Kind of vague answer but basically it took him 10 years to recoup the cost and he probably miscalculated something so figure 12-15 years. But, apparently it’s “not always about the money” if you like energy independence. Personally, I like making my own electricity like I like making my own gas. Ima stick with Exxon and my local nuclear plant.

  32. Jack is not in the box on February 27, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    It takes 8 to 16 years for solar panels to pay itself. Let that sink in for a second.

  33. Floor Cleaning Enterprises on February 27, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    How much to you pay a month? Im new to this solar or is no bill like electric bill?

  34. Paulina Bezubik on February 27, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    "I recommend this guide:
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    So grateful it exists in 2020."

  35. Daniel Byrne on February 27, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Would definitely min/max this by making sure you use all of the electricity generated. For example one way a crypto miner could be running in the summer months to use up the spare energy and generate money.

  36. Bank It on February 27, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    How are your batteries holding up since 2019?

  37. Ruth U on February 27, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    1 thing everyone always overlooks is that batterys dont have long lifespans and are not cheap. Also they are only good for 3-5 years and replacing a battery bank for that kind of system probably isn’t very cheap and considering its for aure a reoccurring debt

  38. Darryl Thomas on February 27, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Very informative video. thx

  39. Too Late on February 27, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    How many panels do you have?

  40. Michael Collings on February 27, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    1:30 explains we do not live on a ball. Thanks for the information on the panels though.

  41. Michael Lipman Photography on February 27, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    WHERE? is this ?

  42. heath matteson on February 27, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    "I recommend this guide:
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    So grateful it exists."

  43. Tiana groll on February 27, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    "I recommend this guide:
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    So grateful it exists in 2020."

  44. Jimmy Rosario on February 27, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    why the hell would u live where it snows.. i could never get that.. florida # 1 state

  45. Alonzo DeSantis on February 27, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    A little late to the party have you considered a ground mount system also hopefully you choose PCC agm batteries such as Northstar

  46. Shantelle Adeline on February 27, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Just look and learn much more about it from Avasva website.

  47. Cool Moo5e on February 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I was thinking of getting a solar panel system and a tesla power wall but my power is always muddy but my KW/h price is $0.14 US I did the math if I fill my roof it would be an 18kw/h system I would at least power my home and have a full power wall and it won’t be muddy but it would definitely be 10 years before its paid back almost isn’t worth it with cheap power.

  48. tom james on February 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    If it takes 10 years for you to break even on the cost, it is not worth getting them. What does the manufacturer consider to be the ‘productive life’ of the panels? Also the government KNOWS they are not a practical investment, that is why they are giving you a tax break. You are over thinking this.

  49. Mark II on February 27, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    So store the energy for longer. Gather early.

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