Grape Solar kit
Want to power your home with alternative energy to the point where you are giving back to the grid? Maybe even make a little money back in the process? A solar kit, from Grape Solar, will be available from Costco around mid-year. Several options are available, 880W, 2300W, 3680W or 5060W. Kits will range from $3,600 to $18,000, and will come with a 25-year warranty. The kits are designed to be expanded as the user sees fit. The potential to be self sufficient has never been easier.
Take the base 5060W kit.
At about 6 hours of useable sunlight a day under ideal conditions, the output of the panels would be in the range of 30kW (6*5060). The average 4 bedroom home uses between 30kW to 60kW of power each day. So, with energy saving practices, it is entirely possible to return some energy to the grid.
Not feeling like DIY, Grape Solar stated that they have over 5,000 workers who can help install the systems and provide support. Federal and State incentives are also available in most areas for green energy production. Keep in mind, buying these kits will be like paying for the electricity all up front. With the average monthly electric bill per house being $100, the 5060W kit will pay for itself in 15 years. But you will make a small impact on carbon emissions.