10) How long will it take to break even on my investment? / How long does it take for solar to pay for itself?
This is the biggest question many people will ask when it comes to installing a PV solar system. Many variables play into the equation, so it's difficult to give a set answer. However, in Colorado the range is between 3-6 years for a system on a commercial property and 7-11 years for a residential system. [...]
Standard grid-connected (or grid-tied) solar installations are designed to turn themselves off when there is a power outage. The reason for this is we are connecting directly to your home's electrical panel, which is connected directly to the power lines. If we were feeding power back to those lines while a utility worker was working [...]