Two years ago I started planning to be an early adopter of solar energy and here are the results. I have been up and running since Jan 1/2011, generated 5.51 MWh and have earned $4419.02 in 2011. The over all system cost was approximately $35K, with a conservative return of nine years on investment. The system is fixed on a south facing roof. I don’t use any of the power I generate, it is set up to feed the entire yield to the grid.

5.28 Kilowatt System Specifications

  • 24 – 220 watt Schüco panels
  • 1 – SMA Sunny Boy 5000 Inverter
  • 1 – SMA Webbox




Solar Panel Installation Progress