GREEN VALLEY SOLAR Average annual sunshine in the sunniest major US cities City % Sunshine Clear Days Phoenix, Arizona 85 211 Las Vegas, Nevada 85 210 Tucson, Arizona 85 193 El Paso, Texas 84 193 LIVING IN ONE OF THE TOP FOUR CITIES IS AN INCENTIVE TO GO SOLAR
Rep. Giffords Goes Solar
Arizona congresswoman installs solar panels on roof of her Tucson home
Facts on solar installation at Congresswoman Giffords’ Tucson home:
Produces about 2 kilowatts of electricity
Total project cost, including materials and installation: $12,544
Final net cost to Congresswoman Giffords: $3,434
A Typical Panel Layout
THE BEGINNING my useage
THE NEXT STEP potential results
A 2kW system installed by me costs $10.000.
TEP Rebate @ $3./watt = $6,000. X 0.7= $4200.
30% IRS Tax Credit = $3,000.
Net Cost = $2,800.
Payback, $2,800/$240 = 11.67 years
Note TEP adjusted the credit to $2.25/watt or only $3150. bah humbug