Your Questions About Solar Panel Cost

Mary asks…

What is the total cost for a solar panel and accessories to generate a 100 watts power?

ssadmin answers:

Depends on what you are trying to do. Are you looking for a stand alone system with batteries? Is the load AC (plugging into the wall) or DC (running directly off the battery). If it is AC, you'll need an inverter. Is the load you are trying to power 100W, or do you want a 100W panel? There are system losses, so it's not a 1:1 ratio. You would need to know the load and how many hours it runs to correctly size the system.

Here's a really nice cabin package that includes 130W of panels, charge controller, batteries, inverter, racking, safety equipment, the works. Http://

George asks…

What is the cost of making a solar panel?

If you know the steps too that would be great but my main interest is the cost to make one, thanks.

ssadmin answers:

Mo, there are all sorts of variables involved in selecting and even making solar panels. Among them, in addition to the consideration of the types and quantities of appliances you'll want to be powered, you'll have to consider the type of solar panels you want, since there are all sorts of types of panels, varying in quality and the amount of solar energy they create, and, yes, the better the quality and the more energy they create, the more they generally cost.

So, for starters, here is a link to section of a handyman site that is devoted to solar power information and it also includes other information on other alternative energies–I know generally there are all sorts of government grants and rebates, etc:

Your best bet is also to seek the advice of local electrical contractors, since they usually install them. Free estimates from local electrical contractors (who hook up solar panels, etc.) are the key to your success in this home improvement project of yours. Here's a great link to a handyman site that offers free very resourceful information to assist you in your project, and, ultimately, selecting a local electrical contractor in an effort to get the best deal for you:


I'm sure you'll find the information there, specifically the tips, useful as it relates to being treated fairly by contractors and exploring the consumer-wise approach of getting free written estimates to find the best contractor in your area.

Hope this helps!

The Internet. Just whatever is available online and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited (two links above) that came about from my efforts, which is intended to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.

Mandy asks…

How much would it cost to build a solar panel that could sustain a typical McMansion?

Just wonderin? Thinking of going all solar!

ssadmin answers:

40,000 will get a smaller home off grid if you're frugal. So, “not so frugal” + big house? I'd have to estimate around 100,000. You might want to put in some wind turbines too, so you can generate electricity at night, and on stormy days. And make sure you cut a deal with the local power company, so you can sell your excess, or buy a big storage system.

Chris asks…

How much an 5inch Size solar panel and low cost GPS equipment cost to buy in India ?

ssadmin answers:

Lowest you will find in india is INR 67 par vott

Ruth asks…

What is the average cost for a solar panel water heating system in the uk?

ssadmin answers:

I wouldn´t waste your money. I have friends who have installed them, and they would have seen abtter return if they had installed the panels for producing Electricity.

If you really want to go down the renewable energy road and invest in solar panels, Then buy the panels that just produce Electricity.

The water heater panels only heat your water to a not very high temperature and as you are at work all day, if you want to take a bath late at night, the water is only warm and not hot.

I am not sure about the UK but if you do purchase the panels for Electricity production, there maybe a scheme where you can sell the Electricity to the local Electrical company, I think it is under the clear skies scheme. There are also grants you can apply for with regards the costs of purchase and installation.

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