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Do you actually know anyone that has home solar panels?

I do, as there are two new homes with panels in our neighborhood where we get snow and hail during the winter plus shorter daylight hours. Both homes have energy storage units from Samsung which give enough backup power to last two days and were cheaper than Tesla's units.

Also even on rainy days there is still enough filtered sunlight to generate some power and in full sun there is enough to keep the storage charged and to sell power back to the electric utility company.

So, with the energy savings, rebates, and excess power sales they will pay for themselves in 5 years.


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