I am looking at the possibility of installing a few small solar panels to help offset my electricity usage. I’m looking at Home Depot, and they got a small 100w panel for $ 299. I am not a certified electrician by any means, but I am a DIY’er when it comes to alot of things and I know how to wire basic electrical installations. My question is, I’m not real familiar with what exactly I should expect from a 100w panel as far as daily output. Obviously, 100w is not alot to begin with, but how much of an impact on my bill would I see with just a single 100w, 18v solar panel.
For the sake of the answer, assume that the panel is tied into the grid and not charging up batteries.
And yes, I know, if I want noticeable savings, I need bigger panels. This would be my first venture into the world of installing a solar panel, so I am not going big. I want to have some practice at it first before I really invest that much money into it. Right now, I am just looking at what I could expect off a 100w panel.
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