[aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

Lee Mushel herbert3 at centurytel.net
Mon May 23 13:02:26 EDT 2011

There is probably nothing wrong with your calculations.

Wisconsin Public TV recently had a series on alternative forms of energy and 
I remember that the one on solar concluded that if you bought such a system 
the payback would be something like 130 years at today's prices.

Lee  K9WRU

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>I have tried playing with that PV Watts website, I don't really understand 
>it, or its not giving me the correct numbers.  But for my location with a 
>1kW setup it says I will only make about $100 worth of energy per year.
> That means it would take about 20 years for a 1kW grid tie to pay for 
> itself.  Not very economical.
> 73,

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