solar pv payback -1.4kW Solar Grid Tied Enphase Self Install with 4 year payback

April 21, 2014 – 3:21 pm

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  1. 25 Responses to “solar pv payback -1.4kW Solar Grid Tied Enphase Self Install with 4 year payback”

  2. nice job. i did almost the exact same instal on my roof, and my neighbors
    for fun, except we went with the Iron Ridge mounting system. fortunately,
    my city was pretty lax on permitting, and waived both electrical and
    building permits as part of solar initiative program. couldn’t be happier
    though… however i did add a 2nd array (little smaller) that can be both
    gridtied and offgrid in case power outage. any thoughts in exploring AC
    Coupling with the Enphase? I know it’s a pretty penny for the inverter, and
    work to move all the critical loads to separate/isolated panel, etc.. i’m
    still on fence on doing..probably only get couple brief outages a year

    By sunsensational on Apr 21, 2014

  3. Great video.Yes I did mine solar ground mount array by myself too.In
    florida,you can pull permits as owner-builder and basically do everything
    by yourself and after inspectiones sighn interconnection agreement with
    power company,but you have to be knowledgable how to properly install
    solar,which can be learned.Let me tell you it will be 3x cheaper than solar
    company and sooner return !!!

    By MB031 on Apr 21, 2014

  4. Someone’s been to a good school or two. Great video, brother–brilliant!

    By Van blackdiamond on Apr 21, 2014

  5. I installed my own 1.5 Kw system and your video was a great help…well
    organised and a good guide for getting through the permit process…
    thanks. My solar array is a top-of-pole mounted system and so I also made a
    YouTube video -Top-of-Pole mount solar array installation – to help those
    out there who want to do-it-yourself. 

    By David Groth on Apr 21, 2014

  6. Hi, could help me out identifying the name of the black square separator
    between the roof and your counduit? im trying to layout some counduit also
    on rooftop. Thanks

    By IsaacBG84 on Apr 21, 2014

  7. I pay $0.02 per Kwh in DUBAI, power is very expensive in California

    By Ahmad Alshamsi on Apr 21, 2014

  8. Great vide. Now make us one with what you are doing to reduce consumption. 

    By Kosta Vangeloff on Apr 21, 2014

  9. Very good video. You very organized man.
    But I think you never hear about Edison batteries. It is the best batteries
    ever created they can run 80 years never get damaged by overcharging or
    over discharging.

    By andy Partizan on Apr 21, 2014

  10. i think this guy should be sponsored by starbucks. just sayin,lol

    By steveapgarsca on Apr 21, 2014

  11. Very good video !
    Are you using all you solar generation during the day ?
    Otherwise storage could be interesting. I did the same with Uni Solar PVL
    on a building zinc roof and using a DIY ESS for storage and reuse at night

    By Christophe HUBERT on Apr 21, 2014

  12. Nice job thanks.

    By Jeffrey Berry on Apr 21, 2014

  13. verry nice just what i need a true DIY thank you one question i’m in the
    process of pulling my permits but building and safety required my plans to
    be stamped by and engineer or license contractor . i am in LA county . so
    did you had to get them sign off . or stamped

    By Juli Ram on Apr 21, 2014

  14. That was an excellent and very informative video! Thank you for posting it.
    I’m a master electrician, but my concern has always been dealing with the
    city building department, and you illustrated very nicely how to handle
    that aspect most effectively. Very nice work too :)

    By realvanman1 on Apr 21, 2014

  15. great video. I have been considering doing this myself and with the
    microinverters, it seems very DIYable. Would you be willing to share your
    excel spreadsheet?

    By Sean Lane on Apr 21, 2014

  16. thanks for your excelent video about pv array with microinversor enphase-

    By fabian romero Arias on Apr 21, 2014

  17. Excellent. We had our 8-panel system installed by an independent company
    here in Hawaii with 255W panels, but it was three times what your paid.
    Nice going as your detailed approach and doing it yourself saved you a
    bundle.

    By Patzee02 on Apr 21, 2014

  18. Gud planning & set up/installations you have there boss, for the moment i
    do have 350w(100w&250w)panels with a 400ah batteries(2e200ah batts)

    By Jhun Thefaithtone on Apr 21, 2014

  19. Good job! I installed our 3500 watt system last December here in the Sierra
    foothills. Got most my system from Wholesale Solar out of Mt Shasta. Good
    people with lots of good advice. Local permitting was over the counter and
    inspection was easy. I used Helios, 250 watt panels with the Enphase
    inverters. Simple installation, almost plug and play. Total cost, after
    rebates, about $7500. System working great. I should also stay out of the
    tier 3 and 4 rates.

    By stevebrannon69 on Apr 21, 2014

  20. nice Install there

    By Robert Kerstetter on Apr 21, 2014

  21. In most places, licensing is not required.

    By marqlin on Apr 22, 2014

  22. If you are using solar panel approved racking, like SnapNRack, and are
    following their instruction manual… then in the SnapNRack website they
    have stamps for I think every state. This should be enough, unless you have
    a unique situation or a petty inspection dept.

    By marqlin on Apr 22, 2014

  23. Excellent work. Did you pay an electrician for the final connection or did
    you do it yourself? Test of manhood, it is! Payback in 4 years..IF prices
    stay the same (and less time if prices go up, which we know they will)

    By funonymous on Apr 22, 2014

  24. super install! I am having a 4KW enphase system installed in 2 weeks time,
    looking forward to using it to power my Nissan Leaf electric car, free
    motoring for me as I will be getting about £1000 UK a year from the system
    whether I use the electricity or not.

    By knoxieman on Apr 22, 2014

  25. where could I get a 1.4kW Solar panel?

    By Glenn Hough on Apr 22, 2014

  26. Good job on the install. What brand panels did you use?

    By chipdiamondvideos on Apr 22, 2014

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