- Sep 7, 2007
I'm considering going solar. My electric bill on average is $250 per month. A solar array on my roof will cost about $30K and handle about 90% of my electric bill. Solar panels have come down in price most every year and I thought this year with the 30% federal tax incentive would be the year I move to solar. The wife and I both work about 15 - 20 minutes from our home and switching to electric cars would prove to be an added benefit. Yes, we will make sure our solar will handle all our future needs. We calculated that our payback period should be around 10 to 11 years. Very few people here in Kansas have solar even though we have about the same amount of daylight hours as south California. I think having solar would also help our resale should we ever want to sell our home especially with utility rates which go up about 4% every year. I don't really see any cons to this and am not sure why others don't go solar. Would you go solar if you had an extra $30K sitting around?