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Posted by AES on September 21, 2009, 9:08 pm
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Thanks.  But if (or when) the "Big Quake" hits here and we're
potentially without grid-tie for many _days_, an ability to effectively
DC-trickle-recharge a bunch of small batteries straight from the solar
panels each day, then use that energy that night, or in tools the next
day, could be pretty valuable.

Posted by olli on September 20, 2009, 5:32 am
It is the same in Germany, the price goes down to 1,8? per Watt.
Cu Olli from Germany


Posted by Martin Trautmann on September 21, 2009, 11:51 am
 On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 22:08:40 -0500, Summer Wind wrote:

How much does he get for selling his power? Just what he does save while
not getting it from a company?

Here in Germany you got up to 57.4 Cents/kWh, currently it's 43.01
Cents/kWh, while you have to pay about 20 Cents/kWh.

15 to 20 years is not that much, just about 4.7 to 3.5 % return, if it
really is maintenance free (which it isn't).

So price is too low or too high?

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