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      05-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
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Also keep in mind that those panel are only good for about 10 years, yes they still work buy their efficiency begins to drop off. The panel they put on a house are not like the ones that go on satellites. From what I read and hear the ones that you put in your roof never pay back, it mostly a feel good thing to do.

Now if you have enough land and can afford to put in the better panels which last longer and then install a large array of panel which generate more than you use and you can sell the energy back to the power companies than it may be cost effective.

The last time I was in CA i hear an add where some company will come out and install panel on your home and sell you the power at a lower cost than the utilities. When ever power you do not use, they sell back to the utilities and share the profits. This may be an option over buying and owning it all yourself.