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Old 02-13-2020, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Yeah you don't want want to put thousands of pounds on a mobile home roof. My little starter roof top 3.6kw weighs about 900lb the main roof support is a 6 inch I beam.
I'm ok with ground mount. The roof has a shallow pitch and my dad angled the house away from true south. It will be easy to adjust pitch and clean the panels this way, plus they should stay cooler/more efficient.

Curious what your cost per watt ended up being, your own labor excluded?

Tesla's website is estimating a much lower cost compared to the quote above. $25k for an 11.4kW system before any incentives. Of course, that probably assumes roof mount and optimal engineering to fit it all. Maybe I'll get a quote from them too.
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