2 responses to New From Amish Builders: The Solar Shed (Updated)
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    Alice Mary
    Comment on It's a "natural"! (April 10th, 2017 at 11:59)

    It's a "natural"!

    I WISH someone could hook up my shed to gather solar power! It’s 10′ x 12′ and in the sun most of the day (in spring & summer, at least). I have tried to find “simple” solar instructions (if I could re-charge a battery that runs a small backyard fountain, and provide light/electricity for the shed, I’d be happy.) But from the research I’ve done, solar is expensive to install…I wonder if it would “pay for itself” in what’s left of my lifetime (I’ll be 65 come Fall). What I need is an Amish installation crew nearby—or one that travels the country to do “odd jobs” at a reasonable price!

    Alice Mary

    • Sounds like it’s already in the right spot Alice Mary :) I think the time needed to pay for itself is dependent on factors like location and the type of installation you have. This article from a homeowner who installed 40+ panels goes into pretty good depth. He says his break even point is 7.3 years: https://gigaom.com/2012/11/11/one-year-with-solar-energy-at-home-mostly-sunny/

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