Solar Power

How much will it cost to install a 250-watt solar system?

If one does the labor, it will cost approximately $2,000.

Using the common formula for estimating construction jobs (2 X $2,000), having the solar system set up for you will cost approximately $4,000 (parts and labor).

Approximate cost of parts*

Solar panel . . . . . . . . . .$350

Controller . . . . . . . . . . .$425

Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . .$216

Batteries (2) . . . . . . . . . $447

Miscellaneous ** . . . . .$500

PARTS TOTAL. . . . . .  $1938

*Mostly USA parts

**wire, connectors, etc.

The following links to Amazon will provide descriptions and current prices:

Kyocera KD250GX-LFB 250 Watts Multicrystalline Solar Panel
Morningstar TS-45 TriStar 45 Amp Charge Controller 12-48V PWM
Power Bright PW2300-12 Power Inverter 2300 Watt 12 Volt DC To 110 Volt AC
Optima Batteries 8050-160-FFP D31T YellowTop Dual Purpose Battery

 

Thanks, Mick, for compiling this information!  Sue