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Solar cost per kwh Calculator
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Play with the blue values
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Panel cost per peak watt$3.30Panels typically $5/watt
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Other costs (per watt)$3.00That's mounting, install, permits, wiring, grid-tie and inverters
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Dollars per peak watt, installed$6.30
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Rebates/credits per peak watt$2.50California credit. Varies by statehttp://www.dsireusa.org/
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Corporate Install?FALSEFalse if residential owner
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Post-rebate Cost$3.80
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Federal Tax Credit$1.14NOTE: Capped at $2000 for individuals
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Usable Tax Credit$1,954
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Final cost per watt$2.66Other Costs:
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Total KWH desired per year3,000Look at your energy billInsurance
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Peak Watts needed1,714Home sale issues
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Installed System Cost$4,560Land
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KWH per peak watt per year1.751.75 in Calif, 1.2 in MaineUncounted positives
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Value per watt at end of life$0.30Hard to guess 30 years ahead...
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REPI (1.5 cents)
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REC sales (future)
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Interest Rate5%Mortgage Interest, probablyValue of panels in future
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Years lifetime of system30Increases in grid price
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Pollution trading credits
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Monthly payment$24Feeling good
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Your cost per kwh$0.095Accelerated depreciation for corporations
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Grid Power Cost$0.100National average is about 8 cents
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Savings/(Loss) vs. grid per year$14
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How many years to pay off solar29(If shows error, it never pays for itself)
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