So at the home show today we came across Genesis Energy with a stand advertising solar panels in various packages.
I was a little confused by the various options, but it seems that given we aren't really keen to shell for a 4KW battery at 8K or the Telsa Battery for 10K, and that the vast majority of our usage is likely to be between 3pm and 2am, that we might be best with the entry level package of 4 Panels which they say should be good for about $100 worth of power a month. The package was just under 6K, and because we have a mortgage with Kiwibank, we get a 2K discount by way of a loan across 5 years.
Across 5 years, at $100 a month, I work that out at 6K "saved" so the project would essentially be a zero cost at the end. The 2K we get from Kiwibank, the Genesis guy said was likely consumed by Interest they charge, so it's likely we would simply end up with a Interest free loan over that period. It's apparently modular so we could add more panels later.
We aren't sure but feel that solar wouldn't add any value to the resale of our property, but may make it easier to sell.
Our monthly power bill is about $250 a month, and we have a pellet fire for heating, and Gas for Water and Cooking. We have a lot of electronic devices.
Anyone able to comment in not too technical terminology as to the sense in this proposition?