A 500 watt solar system

So, what does a 500 watt solar system look like and how much does it cost? Let’s start from the top and work our way down.

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What can you do with 500 watts of power ?

One thousand of anything can seem like such a large amount until you get to talking about power. I think of the 500 watt wind turbines and how that seems like such a tiny amount of power ;or even a pair of solar panels that can produce 500 watts. That isn’t very much? Or is it?

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Solar Micro-Inverters

I don’t quite understand how the micro-inverter companies will stay in business for much longer. Why? Because they convert solar energy to electrical energy without the benefit of a storage device. Where are the batteries?

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Is Solar Power Worth The Cost?

I participate in the energy business these days, and I’ve taken a good look at the alternatives. Solar, wind, hydro, biomass generators, fuel cells and several others. But solar has caught the eye of Google and I just have to ask “Why?” Hey Google. Is it really worth it? Pour that cup of coffee and let’s talk about this.

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