Solar costs about as much as a car. Period.
can buy parts of a car for $200 or a new luxury model for $40,000
what I mean? Lets see what you need....
The basic DC system that will run DC lights and appliances (like boats
or campers have) can start at $200.
All you need is a
This is a good way to start and this is all that many
cabins & camps need.
you want to upgrade, all you add is an
This will convert the
DC in the battery to AC which can run standard household appliances like TV's,
radio's, and lights. These are priced by how many watts they will run.
They start under $100 and can be purchased at many locations. You might
like to buy one larger than you need today to handle future items.
For a larger "small system" be prepared to spend more money. You will need
multiple solar modules.
modules will cost around $3600. A
will cost around $1000 and you will need around
which will cost around $1000. You will need additional
items to complete this system like wire, mounts, and meters. This
is called "balance of system".
Big systems are big bucks. A 1000 watt grid-tied
system will cost around $10,000. A 3000 watt grid-tied system
will cost around $25,000. These systems will produce power for decades,
raise your home's value, and not raise your property taxes (they are exempt).
Remember that your system can start small and grow to accommodate your