Solar Panels For Home – 9 Months Later Review

Solar panels for home – 9 months later! It’s the video many of you have been asking for. Ever since I published the video about my solar panel system on my home earlier in the year, and my experience with the installation and energy production I’ve been seeing, I’ve been asked for an update on how it’s going. By a lot of people. Well, it’s time. How much energy production have I been seeing? How much money have I spent on versus how much I’ve saved? I’m going to cover it all.

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50 Comments

  1. James Hoyt on July 31, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Man, all I can say is… Thank you for a well put together video. I could not believe all the haters. I watched all of it and I have no interest in solar. Stay strong, you have FREE WILL.

  2. Neelanjan Buzarbaruah on July 31, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Can you make a video on electric propulsion. what are experiments going on etc. i have been working in inertial electrostatic confinement fusion and many researchers claim it for electric propulsion. Is it feasible?

  3. ChileExpatFamily on July 31, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I love my solar system here in Chile. I have a 30 panel 10kw system. We are totally off grid and love the independence. Freedom makes it worth it alone. Jim in Chile.

  4. Docwho10th on July 31, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    How much was your total investment, plus what do you owe in electric bills yearly. When will you see a profit on your investment or finally break even in the money invested. Seems this will be a great "gift" for people living in house in the years to come as it will be free for them. The norm is 7 to 20 years!

  5. grantlikes2sing on July 31, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    and what if you want to move in less than the pay back period? Most people don’t live in the same house more than about 5 years or so.

  6. Pain Studios on July 31, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    the process of make a solar panel is more toxic than living on the grid.

  7. Me Whois on July 31, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Who ever not buy the solar power yet, I think worthless to buy solar for 30 years, the reasons are if your payments not finish, you can’t sell your house, until your payments finish, if you lease it still same as buy by payment, don’t listen to salesman talks. Because I know someone used to sale solar at Home Depot

  8. Brain Stem on July 31, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you for a very in formative video.
    I was always thinking solar, now I know what to expect.

  9. Markus Fury on July 31, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    I always wonder about roofing for houses with Solar Panels.

  10. Ernest on July 31, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Didn’t that figure in there.

  11. Gaye Willis on July 31, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    This is really helpful! Thank you!

  12. Marty McGill on July 31, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    You’ll never come out ahead, nor ever break even. This is a farce, and you’ll never even pay for the system before it needs replacing. Fail

  13. Bill Brandt on July 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Please stop talking about the increase in price of electricity. You’re proving the opposite. You keep saying 10% increase in 10 years (1% per year or zero.2 cents) and then say 2 cents per kw per year. It’s 1-2 cents per 10 years. Without solar in Vegas with a 2400 sf house, 2ac units and 3 pool pumps and a Chevy volt, $70 is a higher than usual power bill in the winter and $140 in the summer. Who cares if it’s $7-$14/mo more in 10 years? I assume the fees will add more than the cost of electricity.

  14. Adrian Hugentobler on July 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    solar panels are ok but wtf stop putting 300m turbines and kill all the species we have left, turning off radioactive generators which dont make any co2(waste is real but way better than co2) just telling that this is just a buisness, nothing fancy to produce them and recycle them will be a whole other topic, i would also do it on my roof for money, but dont think youre doing good, bc if you follow this they will change all to that, and on long end the landskape would look like sci-fi movie, i dont like what they did to germany. money money money

  15. Iphone on July 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I wish people would leave out all the embellishments she discussing the savings and is it worth it. Can you just bottom line what you saved? So we can assess for ourselves if it would be worth it

  16. Doctor Kankle on July 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    1000 is a lot? don’t mind my little small 1300sq foot house using 2300kwh in July in South Carolina then lol..

  17. Bil Ska on July 31, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    no it’s not… saved you 14 minutes. your welcome

  18. Marco2G on July 31, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I just calculated that your interest rate is probably around 9.8%. If that is correct, holy shit!
    In Switzerland, that’s about the max rate they can legally put on a credit card, much less a mortgage like loan.

  19. Will Winn on July 31, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    That’s less than paying to run a refrigerator for a year , 👀
    You have to love that👍

  20. Calmarius on July 31, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    800 kWh / month consumption? I consume about 100 kWh a month, but most of the time, I consume less than that.

  21. Travis Johnson on July 31, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Got in in Utah at a 1 to 1 Net Metering before it went to 4 to 1 and the big Price increase. After credits and not paying price increase Panels paid for themselves in 6 years. I have a 130 % system

  22. Dave of OZ on July 31, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Do a houshold energy audit and reduce your power usage.
    Is your house fully insulated?
    Is your hot water system electric? Consider going solar ?

  23. Ian Gross on July 31, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    The problem with intermitence is that turning on and off the coal factory is the most carbon-print expensive part of the process, so there’s no problem if you use a lot of energy during the day, and not during the night.

  24. haqqi zilly sozo on July 31, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Want to build on grid system, but the cost for panel still too high in. my area

  25. Mr. Max on July 31, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Rubbish. 👎👎👎

  26. Lars Vegas on July 31, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Well i hate this guys guts already.. also the vids stupid… weve had no costs so far… doesnt even talk about what it cost to install the panels in the first place.. and offc u dindt get any extra costst the first year.. its called warranty u moron..

  27. Aaron Pinkstock on July 31, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Solar panels is what I do. Commercial or residential. I’m in texas. The pay off can be even quicker with as much sunshine as we get year round. If your near dfw. Id be willing to see how much you could save.

    Email renewsolarus@gmail.com

  28. ONLINE BUSINESS on July 31, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Which solar panels u have installed
    Mono or polo

  29. Olaf Sikorski on July 31, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Do you have electric heating in your house?

  30. David on July 31, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Please do an update!

  31. Shake and Bake on July 31, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you for the valuable information. I’ve been interested in solar but living in NE Ohio I didn’t think it was cost effective, then while watching your video a light bulb went off in my head and we use natural gas to heat our home in the winter so we wouldn’t need solar as much in the winter than we do in the summer when our electric bill goes through the roof. Hopefully those panels will stop that. Going to check out Energy Sage and find a company that service our area. Thanks again and you just got a new subscriber.

  32. dscruiter on July 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    but what about insurance for broken panels. the renewal of the panel transformers which will be needed to be replaced after several years?

  33. Jedi on July 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Fund your solar yourself e-beggar !

  34. Shekinah Records on July 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    This is a bunch of crap, energy companys with there hand in your pocket. Over priced panels and installation. This is all set up to keep the energy companys afloat. They make laws to keep you paying. You can build this system yourself for a few thousand dollars $5,000 or less and go off the grid. If you have property you don’t have to put the panels on your roof.

  35. Donovaan on July 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Great vid! I’ll check out your other content. Can anyone tell me how much the energy companies pay for your energy compared to what one pays for their energy? I’m asking this because of the option of using batteries to store the exess energy produced. Thanks!

  36. 1966cambo on July 31, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    What’s a carbon footprint?
    Lol

  37. perentee77 on July 31, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    So how much money did this video make you? Did it help pay off the panels?

  38. Shuai Ge on July 31, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    You should mostly decrease consumption….
    Crazy how much american waste energy.
    decrease heating and air con… increase home heat isolation… do not warm or cool a lot the room you do not use much… and so on.

  39. cdoublejj on July 31, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    i dont think batteries will last 10 years that should be a noticeable cost

  40. Will Winn on July 31, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    This should work GREAT in Florida 😎👍
    Metal roof , solar panels , be saving money💵💵
    For life .

  41. Dan Kole on July 31, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Installation cost is NOT the total cost of ownership. Maintenance and labor to affect repair is still part of the equation.

  42. qwertyui90qwertyui90 on July 31, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    The downside to this is that you need to be grid connected, which means that if the grid goes down, so do you as your grid tie inverter’s safety features include a shutoff to protect and potential linesman if they are working on the lines that are unpowered…

    Offgrid Battery is the only way to go.

    Nickel Iron batteries is the way to go.

  43. Brolitz Litz on July 31, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    it would be worth the money based on the squarfootage

  44. CoffeeSuger on July 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    it’s sad that your fundraiser isn’t really going good..

  45. KippinCollars on July 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    This guy’s videos are unnecessarily long and boring

  46. glenda brekke on July 31, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    how much would something like that cost to build and where to find materials and plans

  47. Ernest on July 31, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    What do you pay to have it removed when your house has to be re-roofed?

  48. Max Deveault on July 31, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Add servos (controllers) in there to raise and flip your top layers panels, sensors ($5-15) to bring them back down on harsh condition, and up your output by 12/26. More realistically, you would get twice as much from 6 of your panels in the morning, same on the other side in the afternoon if your roof axle is N/S.

  49. pedro97w on July 31, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    What do solar panels produce besides electricity? SHADE. Solar panels should be sited where that shade can be leveraged. (Over parking lots and air-conditioned buildings) Not covering nature’s perfect solar collectors which are meadows and pastures.

  50. Ryno on July 31, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    im sorry but i can afford to get a solar system that is grid tied to massively reduce my dependence on the grid as we do have a lot of blackouts. Welcome to corrupt South Africa. But still that does not make it convince-able enough for me or affordable enough to go for solar purely to reduce my carbon footprint.Battery prices are ridiculous, it is almost a nice to have.

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