Installing solar panels yourself, DIY.
Keep in mind the 19 price doesn’t consider the federal or state tax incentives, which would lower it significantly. I show how to deal with roof penetrations and racking in more detail here. Dealing with Xcel and the building inspector were videos in themselves. Feel free to ask questions though and if your feeling very generous you can help me spread knowledge, inspiration, compassion and adventure around the world with monetary support.
Systems been running for a total of 40 months: the one caveat to also keep in mind is that for about half a year we’ve been working with only 4 panels because of an addition on the house.
Update as of 9/5/16 the system has been running for
40 months total
It has produced 4.74 megawatts-hours total
1 megawatt = 1000 kw
So that equates to 4740 kwh total
4740/40 = 118.5 kwh per month
118.5/30 = 3.95
~3.95 kwh per day