DIY Solar Metal Roof – Part 1: Planning & Budgeting

Solar panels are VERY cheap now (2017) and it only makes sense to own a solar roof, as opposed to leasing / PPA, which are a total scam. This summer I will be putting a metal roof on my house and as much as 12-14 KW of solar panels. What I plan to achieve with this is the following:

Solar Panels Installed on Standing Seam Metal Roof

  1. Completely eliminate my very high electric bill: I pay over $0.20/kwh to a horrible Eversource (which bought National Grid and increased Massachusetts electric prices by over 40%!
  2. Have too much solar electricity production: I plan to add a Mini-Split ductless HVAC system to part of my house that is very cold,

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