As you know, I have a similar system, but about half the size of
yours. My experience is similar. My monthly TEP bill is currently
$7.88 per month; that's basically a hook-up charge that you can't get
below. I send more juice to the grid than I use, so I get a small
annual payment from TEP. My contractor was Technicians for
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Bruce Joseph <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Last year I had GeoInnovation install an 8.6 kW solar PV system on my home.
> I just got a report on the system's first year of electricity production:
> From 5/23/12 - 5/22/13 the system was guaranteed to produce 14,117 to 15,603 kWH. It actually produced 17,222 kWH for the year. That's over 10% more than it was rated at!
> Since Oct. 2012, my electric bill has been roughly $7.50/month - which goes to taxes and TEP's delivery charge. I've produced more electricity than I used, and now have credits built up which are helping to keep my electric bills down during the few hot months where I use more electricity than I produce.
> If things continue at this pace, my annual electricity expense will have dropped from over $1200/year to about $95/year, and the system will pay for itself in about 11 years. That's great, but I also get the "warm fuzzies" every time I look up and see the panels on my roof, and know that I am generating clean power and reducing my use of fossil fuels.
> Needless to say, I am very happy with the performance of the PV system so far.
> If you would like more info on my experience with solar PV, please contact me.
> Bruce Joseph
> The Solar Society