Who among here uses solar panels on their roofs? Planning to have it too!
Would the cost of installation paid off by making the house energy efficient?
Any suggestion is welcome.
Re: Using solar panel for roofing?2
Feb 25, 2017 3:10 pm
I am a solar distributor,
There are many different qualities and performance ratings of solar! You can abolutely, get a system where you start seeing your ROI in 6 to 7 years, but theres also systems that will take you 20+ years to pay off, and that's assumming they it last that long.
Not all systems are made the same, and it is worth shopping around. Send me Pm if you'd like more info.
Re: Using solar panel for roofing?6
Dec 09, 2017 9:45 pm
Making your home energy efficient can be a time consuming and costly expense. For example, I do a lot of roller shutter installations for customers and they usually notice a reduction in their energy costs due to better insulation of windows.
Depending on how much your power bill is, it is probably better value to install solar panels as I usually find a 3-5 year pay back period is typical for customers and with less upfront costs than a full home of roller shutters or double glazing.
Other typical energy efficiency measures include roof and wall insulation as well as the type of lighting etc.
It really depends on how much you are spending on electricity and gas, and how energy efficient your home is at the moment.
Re: Using solar panel for roofing?7
Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm
I've done an evaluation here: anewhouse for the first six months of our our 3.3kw system.
It shows the saving of $550 a year as equivalent to around 12% of the cost of the installation.
We are now almost 11 months in and it looks like we are going to make annual savings of an additional $100 a year so the actual saving is looking closer to 14% (or payback in less than 7 years
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Re: Using solar panel for roofing?8
Dec 27, 2017 12:08 am
My wife and I have been considering installing roof solar panels as well. We're planning to buy this house in Montenegro to live there when we go on pension, either this one, or another one in the region. Since it's located on the Adriatic Sea, we'll get more than enough sunshine to power these.
What we want to know is whether this is a good idea or not (we're planning to buy until the end of 2018 and we will stop working in 2022), because we don't want to end up paying more to maintain and repair these, especially since solar energy isn't the most popular thing in Eastern Europe and since we may have to import pretty much everything.