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power cost in your area
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I'm in Oregon USA. The price ranges from .11c/kwh to 13c/kwh depending on tier (how much you use per month).
My system is off-grid:
- 6.885 PV array of premium panels
- 40kwh 18650 battery bank (average $2.33/cell including cells + all materials to build packs). Running 50% DOD.
- 12,000 watt inverter - e.g. 240v@50amp capable.
- Midnite Classic, Batrium, APCs, automatic transfer switches for smooth operation/consumption.
- Generates 10,000 watts per year which saves aprox $1,200.00 per year in power bills.

I've tracked all purchases, permits, tax credits, and power credits to date. At one year in I'm 22.17yrs to recover money spent.

Cons:
- Battery bank will need to be replaced at least once
- Electronics (Midnite Solar, AIMS inverter, Batrium, APCs..) will not last 22yrs

Pros:
- Have livable amount of energy in emergency.
- Electricity costs will only go up! (Oregon is about to pass a cap and trade)

Bottom Line - its not strictly cost effective for off-grid/battery bank from a pure $$ standpoint where I live. But it IS fun and solid sense of accomplishment/worthwhile-ness.
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power cost in your area - by CBlack - 05-21-2018, 02:27 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Michel - 05-21-2018, 02:43 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by CBlack - 05-21-2018, 04:53 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Rad - 05-21-2018, 04:03 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Geek - 05-22-2018, 12:31 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by Korishan - 05-21-2018, 06:08 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by wim - 05-21-2018, 06:38 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Mazlem - 05-21-2018, 08:32 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Rad - 05-21-2018, 09:42 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Korishan - 05-21-2018, 11:06 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by GeneralDJ - 03-15-2019, 12:56 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Rad - 05-22-2018, 12:15 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by not2bme - 05-22-2018, 02:41 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by BlueSwordM - 05-22-2018, 09:03 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by cheamc - 05-27-2018, 10:44 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by ChrisD5710 - 05-27-2018, 11:25 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by Turtle Hermit - 05-29-2018, 09:02 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by nrm21 - 06-09-2018, 09:41 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by The-J-Man - 06-15-2018, 02:11 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by jdeadman - 06-15-2018, 03:33 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by lordxenu - 09-27-2018, 03:12 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by w0067814 - 09-27-2018, 06:45 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by hermitdave - 09-28-2018, 01:12 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by w0067814 - 09-28-2018, 04:35 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by ChrisD5710 - 12-28-2018, 09:26 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by chuckp - 01-14-2019, 11:40 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by WuggyBuggy - 01-16-2019, 05:20 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by ChrisD5710 - 01-19-2019, 06:04 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by ChrisD5710 - 04-02-2019, 11:06 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by Geek - 04-02-2019, 11:31 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by ChrisD5710 - 05-14-2019, 11:55 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by Korishan - 03-15-2019, 05:43 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by schmo - 04-02-2019, 08:44 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by Generic - 04-02-2019, 06:00 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by 100kwh-hunter - 04-23-2019, 05:13 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Redpacket - 04-23-2019, 10:37 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by chuckp - 05-13-2019, 10:51 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by Solardad - 05-13-2019, 10:59 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by OffGridInTheCity - 05-14-2019, 05:55 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by Ibiza - 05-14-2019, 11:07 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by 100kwh-hunter - 05-17-2019, 05:21 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by ChrisD5710 - 05-26-2019, 08:16 AM
RE: power cost in your area - by tormentor - 05-25-2019, 12:21 PM
RE: power cost in your area - by 100kwh-hunter - 08-03-2019, 06:29 PM

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