I was checking out some packages online for a complete 5K-6k watt grid tie for my all electric house..
I saw several in the $35K range.
Last year the CCEF in CT was paying $5 watt for the first 5000 watts.
And $4.20 for the remaining up to 10,000 watts total.
Using this rebate, the system should cost about $10,000 out of pocket.
Throw in the old $2,000 fed rebate, it was $8,000
Heck of a deal, so I thought...........until they told me I had to use one of their handpicked installers to get the rebate...
Naturally the prices were going to be much higher, and from a few examples, the package was going to cost over $25,000....
I could get the system myself for almost that price, is the labor really $15,000 to put a system in.. a simple raised ranch, perfect southerly exposure. 400 SQFT roof space..
How in the world does the government expect people to go green when it isn't no where near economical?
I could have literally covered 75 percent of my electric use, as I burn bio, CORN/Pellets to heat my home, the rest amounted to 600KWH month average.
Anyway, I see now the FED rebate of 30 percent... does that come before or after any state rebates?
CT now lowered their credit to $4.60 watt I believe, but this could actually work in my favor now, and not take 18 years for the system to pay for itself...
I want to do my own work except the inverter install, I have an electrician already..