One Year Solar Update! - Is Do it Yourself Solar worth it?

Today is the one year update on my Solar Panels! Grab your Anker Power House II 800 HERE: ($100 Discount Code: JRE1750111)
We're also giving away 3 x Power House II 800 HERE:
Installing my own solar panels was something I wanted to do for a long time. Its an expensive first investment, BUT has pretty incentivizing long term payout. Plus... its healthy for the planet. Win win win. The install video is here:
HERE is the $250 dollar discount for your own DIY Solar Kit:
HERE is the $100 dollar discount for Tesla Solar:
Solar panel energy payback time:
Attempt any DIY project at your own risk. Follow local code. Working with electricity can be dangerous.
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  • We're giving away 3 of those Power House II 800's HERE:

    JerryRigEverythingJerryRigEverything17 päeva tagasi
    • Bearly Worth it in Utah. Stop being propiganda

      0 -20 -25 päeva tagasi
    • Spoiler alert .. it's a terrible technology

      0 -20 -25 päeva tagasi
    • you are cool guy Jerry Rig Everything

      AtAnepesAtAnepes8 päeva tagasi
    • Hey Zack, Why this promotion is not for India :(

      sameer khansameer khan11 päeva tagasi
    • I mean dame that head of yours is already a good energy source, I mean look at that shine

      RaaXRaaX11 päeva tagasi
  • Anything that offers $100 off is going to be too expensive for me to buy anyway. lol

    SeekNKnowSeekNKnow4 tundi tagasi
  • How many years of energy savings do you have to do to make up that $8400? You're not getting anything for free till you make up that difference.

    cb750cb7505 tundi tagasi
  • Kilo = 1000. What's hard to understand about that??

    Bogdan BogdanBogdan Bogdan7 tundi tagasi
  • He took the Y out of DIY when he had the solar system installled.

    Michael CarsonMichael Carson8 tundi tagasi
  • My 62yo dad said 'thanks pal, I'll be sure to tune into that video 29years from now' 😂

    DeadEddDeadEdd16 tundi tagasi
  • Jerry loved the video.

    hajkiehajkie21 tund tagasi
  • !remindme 29 years

    chopsuey8chopsuey8Päev tagasi
  • I think it dropped to 22% now

    Alex De LeonAlex De LeonPäev tagasi
  • I saw this in Melbourne house's in 2012, hopefully they will get cheap in sunny India. add extra solar pannel to charge your ev car. 😇

    Hyder Ali HimmathiHyder Ali HimmathiPäev tagasi
  • While I am going solar, I am not buying into the bs green propaganda that surrounds panels.. 2 years to offset is bs as it never includes the raw materials to make the panels. As someone who worked overseas on polysilicon production plants, they are anything but green..

    ChrisChrisPäev tagasi
  • I clicked on this video because I see a taco in the background

    phantomf41phantomf41Päev tagasi
  • See you in 29 years then

    GoodvanillaGoodvanillaPäev tagasi
  • This guy has a cool voice

    Eddy JenkinsEddy JenkinsPäev tagasi
  • With regards to east vs west power, it depends on where you live. In sunny parts of Australia it’s about 88% of the north (your south) facing. But in areas further from equator it goes over 90% so most new installs in Australia are east+north+west in 3 strings or micro. This is really a new thing with the efficiency of some of the later panels. If it’s a slightly longer ROI it doesn’t really matter. I know if really old systems going string after 15 years, so they would have paid for themselves many times over. And better still…. More solar means less coal.

    Glenn StewartGlenn Stewart2 päeva tagasi
  • Great looking system and hello from north panel facing Australia. Confused about saving calculation. When talking about saving here we split it into self consumption and export. If you created 30kWh (during day) self consumption might be 10kWh (what you would normally pay your provider). So that would be 10kWh x 10c saved. The extra 20kWh we would normally export and the provider would pay us. Then of course taking into account usage at night that solar doesn’t pay for. In my case electricity is much more expensive than Utah. We get about 1/4 system paid for government which is effectively paying the REC’s in advance. We only get that if we have it installed professionally :( In USD systems are usually about 70c per watt installed. But high electricity price really helps incentivise with our kWh rate being closer to 20c (OUCH). But for exporting we get 15c. Utah’s giving back is actually a really, really good idea!! Loving solar though. The government and installers make it easy making it the highest per capita user of home solar. Payback given higher price got electricity and lower system and install costs is often 3-4 years here. But having seen so many systems here (over 20% of homes have solar), I must say yours is really good looking and would put most to shame

    Glenn StewartGlenn Stewart2 päeva tagasi
  • I have to say that. that has to be one of the easiest solar installs. There is no roof vents anywhere on that side of the house which you then have to work around with the panels. No here. It's just full panels all the way across. That's pretty nice.

    JB DragonJB Dragon2 päeva tagasi
  • Amazing. Quick question, how much will I spend if I want to use solar system in a 4bedroom house with 3tvs, a refrigerator and a deep freezer… thank you.

    Chosen RChosen R2 päeva tagasi
  • Nope

    Victor Da SilvaVictor Da Silva2 päeva tagasi
  • Jerry is the Bob Ross of tech

    Sean FretwellSean Fretwell2 päeva tagasi
  • Search me up on Facebook to get a free quote on how much your home can save you money with our companies solar panel system @ RGV Solar Power

    Angel GonzalezAngel Gonzalez2 päeva tagasi
  • I bought 2 Tapplock padlock because of you..

    Sneaky RaySneaky Ray2 päeva tagasi
  • Your voice is so irritating and you hate your hair, plus you said saving the planet! arrogant self-righteous you don't know that! it's a theory, not a fact!

    Equine Emergency Rescue transportEquine Emergency Rescue transport2 päeva tagasi
  • scratches at level 6

    EctosEctos2 päeva tagasi
  • Yeah - making money is great - too bad the Swedish government slapped taxes on it - as everything else :)

    IdoNOThaveaBossIdoNOThaveaBoss2 päeva tagasi
  • 99% of comments are about his voice. Lol.

    Rich MurdochRich Murdoch2 päeva tagasi
  • Recycling them will be another problem though. Solar panel are hard to disassemble, currently only European has the recycling market. Helpfully in the future America will have the skill too.

    Nick ChiNick Chi3 päeva tagasi
  • Does your wife ever just fall asleep while youre talking to her?? Just so soothing to listen to

    Danger DiazDanger Diaz3 päeva tagasi
  • Scratch Test please !

    DERA • 9 years agoDERA • 9 years ago3 päeva tagasi
  • The moment you see a DIY or do it yourself in something you know it's worth it 🤣.

    Vishnu Prayag GnanasekarVishnu Prayag Gnanasekar3 päeva tagasi
  • I’m subscribing only because your voice is so soothing

    alex vasquezalex vasquez3 päeva tagasi
  • That "Thanos Finger Snap" at 1:42 hahahaha I see what you did there!

    Adnan Al SalehAdnan Al Saleh3 päeva tagasi
  • Great video! I just want to mention that you proabably are going need to replace the inverter in 15 years since its the calculated lifespan of those.

    Martin RokkaMartin Rokka3 päeva tagasi
  • Must be nice to pay such low energy rates in more rural areas....

    EZGEZG3 päeva tagasi
  • My electrical consumption is about 400 KW hours per month at 8 cents but the administration portion is double the electrical cost. My kilowatts cost around 19 cents each. After doing the math, it will take 50 years to make sense where I live. I pay Google $12 a month for no ads. I am feeling cheated with EEtvsrs that feed me ads on useless products.

    Papa RobPapa Rob3 päeva tagasi
  • 29 years from now I'll post an update.... That's quite the commitment to hold onto that house for all those years

    Mike BuckleyMike Buckley3 päeva tagasi
  • Sucks I couldn't do this. My southern part of the roof has a bunch of trees that shade it most of the day.

    NY 7NY 73 päeva tagasi
    • Sounds cooling lol

      A FaceA Face2 päeva tagasi
  • you live in Utah, don't you get any snow ? that must cover the panels and give you zero energy and how do you clean the snow off

    first namefirst name3 päeva tagasi
  • Buy something with silver or gold.

    Norman DolinicNorman Dolinic3 päeva tagasi
  • Incredible sound mate. What do use?

    Dr. CricketDr. Cricket3 päeva tagasi
  • Add crypto mining to this, and then you could get a swarm of employees making you dollahahaha

    Masud AbdulkadirMasud Abdulkadir3 päeva tagasi
  • How much kw on rainy day

    Bhagath ABhagath A3 päeva tagasi
  • Can Hailstorm damage the panels??

    D JayD Jay4 päeva tagasi
  • You're going find out the hard way that the batteries need to be replaced 3 to 5 years and you're going have maintenance cost on your sinewave inverter at a hefty cost. Realistically your looking at 8 to 10 years just to break even. Not worth it only save bout 4k over 20 years, a bond would been a better choice.

    Henry LafontaineHenry Lafontaine4 päeva tagasi
  • There is nothing with East/West systems they work perfectly well.

    hsm_ epic_returnhsm_ epic_return4 päeva tagasi
  • Its only a matter of time before the factory that makes the pannels run on solar panels.

    Stiaan KrugerStiaan Kruger4 päeva tagasi
  • This guy has the voice of a cult leader.

    ragu4545ragu45454 päeva tagasi
  • my parents also recently for solar panels (non DIY) and they say it's 100% worth it it! also their company pays them the energy they didn't use which can range around 8k$ (at least)! there's no reason not to get them in my opinion.

    YT CastYT Cast4 päeva tagasi
  • This is pretty good and useful

    TechSide - Make Money OnlineTechSide - Make Money Online4 päeva tagasi
  • Ok, I have nobody capable of helping me install. How can I find installers w/o the "solar" markup.

    BLH BLHBLH BLH4 päeva tagasi
  • Argh!!! I seriously need to STOP watching your videos....I just contacted SolarWholesale and they are getting me a quote on a system.....I think the least you could do is swing by Highland and help this old fart install it....jk....maybe....sorta...(bring a ladder)....:) You can check out my install on my car lift that I did....because of YOU....haha

    123karismith123karismith4 päeva tagasi
    • Lol you got this! 👊

      JerryRigEverythingJerryRigEverything4 päeva tagasi
  • green new deal propaganda....this is a lie he aint use this shit!!!

    river_rat17river_rat174 päeva tagasi
  • @JerrRigEverything: first, you put them in yourself but I see a tiny army of help, so that is very nice! 2nd, my neighbor is all about the Green, save the planet thing BUT are not solar panels produced using fossil fuels? (like phones, TVs, even the plastic for computers and cars with "batteries" in them?). My personal big concern is will it pay off before they go bad and when they do go bad, like wind turbines, how long will they sit in a landfill before they are broken down and not more toxic than what we are using now? If you know great if not, ok. Also a big thank you for doing a follow-up video, that is just wonderful.

    Lee PinnguinLee Pinnguin4 päeva tagasi
  • Yeah it was a crazy year

    OnismmsinOOnismmsinO4 päeva tagasi
  • Hi Jerry, your calculation is truth if we consume all. Otherwise if you are input your extra energy in the public network. You loose your money.

    Alex BrdAlex Brd4 päeva tagasi
  • You should add some wind turbines to maximize the production

    Hadjo HadjicHadjo Hadjic4 päeva tagasi
  • The fact that new houses are still being built without solar panels is insane

    Michael DugganMichael Duggan5 päeva tagasi
    • Because they do not save money and are a waste of money.

      Henry LafontaineHenry Lafontaine4 päeva tagasi
  • And yet for those working from home there's a tax writeoff for utilities. lol

    V LV L5 päeva tagasi
  • 10:30 don't mind me putting all my weight on one panel

    Jesse OsbornJesse Osborn5 päeva tagasi
  • This mic is nuts

    Milivoje PetrovicMilivoje Petrovic5 päeva tagasi
  • I would build a carport over where you park your truck and a covering over your driveway and put up more panels. And if lumber is too expensive, It would be easy to do with steel and it would never be replaced, since most steel roofs have a 30 year warranty to match the panels' warranty (plus it's just your truck and driveway underneath, who cares if it leaks eventually?).

    Witt SullivanWitt Sullivan5 päeva tagasi
    • A couple of years ago a buddy of mine looked into financing a system but he said it wouldn't be worth it. We live north of Tupelo, MS but he's got a lot of trees across the street that shade his house. Another thing I realized, whenever your power rates are increased, you'll save even more money and earn even more night time power from your system.

      Witt SullivanWitt Sullivan5 päeva tagasi
  • In a temperate climate like the middle latitudes of the U.S. are the best places for solar. If you have to produce much more output for increased heat or cold, solar won't be able to keep up. The more extreme the environment, the more solar falls behind hydrocarbons. You could get the same results by producing electricity with a parabolic closed system mirror water boiler. But, just like solar, when the sun goes away, you're done. Your best bet at production is harnessing wave energy from the sea or nuclear. Waves are consistent. Only maintenance is replacing parts rusted by seawater. Solar, wind, whatever, shouldn't be labeled "alternative", it should be called "supplemental". The real advancements will have to be in batteries and harnessing lightning in batteries to provide supplemental energy. Nuclear is still the way to go and stop looking at it like the boogy man.

    Jef LarremoreJef Larremore5 päeva tagasi
  • Please do poco f3 zack

    Sufail AbdullaSufail Abdulla5 päeva tagasi
  • The city of Los Angles DWP only pays wholesale cost to you for power back to the grid. About 1 or 2 cents per KWH. Question: I have a over built 50 X 20' steel roof patio facing South could the panels be mounted on the patio and tilted up towards the sun? I do not want them on my house roof.

    funlovingJohnfunlovingJohn5 päeva tagasi
  • Just curious what happens if there’s hail or lightning strikes the panels or a big tornado comes by with Highwinds will this stand up to the test thank you

    Tim KTim K5 päeva tagasi
  • Jerry you forgot to take in account the delivery charges in the electric bill besides the .10 Cents

    Humberto BrachoHumberto Bracho5 päeva tagasi
  • Great vid: thanks for breaking this all down for us - very helpful!

    jonNH123jonNH1235 päeva tagasi
  • best honest advised by Zack 👍

    The real humanThe real human5 päeva tagasi
  • I feel like Utah is most remembered of all the forgotten states

    MitchMitch5 päeva tagasi
  • based on how this guy talks and expressions on his face I think he would be a complete arrogant fuck

    MorsusMihiMorsusMihi5 päeva tagasi
  • In italy the government gives you an incentive of 110% as tax reduction for solar power, insulation and energy efficency jobs for your home. Meaning that if you spent 10k€ for a solar panels, you'll get 11k€ back in 5 years as tax reduction

    NoGameNoCescoNoGameNoCesco5 päeva tagasi
  • 6:41 “yes it’s worth it”

    Xxshoot PlayerxXXxshoot PlayerxX6 päeva tagasi
  • 29.8 kWh? I use 3 - 5 kWh per day

    BenBen6 päeva tagasi
  • ::cries in Texas::

    Michael GarciaMichael Garcia6 päeva tagasi
  • This is so different to UK. We meter your production with a inline meter. Then you get payed for half your production at a feed in tariff rate which is higher than the cost we buy electric in at. So if you can use more than 50% you produce your winning.

    Richard EdwardsRichard Edwards6 päeva tagasi
  • "Tesla was the lowest bidder" HAHAHAHAHA when you want that affiliate marketing commission so you say anything for the mula smh

    Krabby pattyKrabby patty6 päeva tagasi
  • Been waiting all year for this update

    Ray SnowRay Snow6 päeva tagasi
  • Haha, it's the contractors who are making money.

    Gary YGary Y6 päeva tagasi
  • Will you ever have to replace your roof?

    Schafer CunninghamSchafer Cunningham6 päeva tagasi
  • lowkey energy from sun is basically free energy if earth is only thing you focus at

    DymoDymo6 päeva tagasi
  • 0:22 "crazy year eh" top right hidden :D

    DymoDymo6 päeva tagasi
  • I don't understand anyone who looks at solar as a good investment. If I take the same $13000 and buy ATT stock who currently pay 6.72% in dividends and reinvest the earnings, after 30 years I will have $91478.25. You will have a very old solar system.

    Jesse BJesse B6 päeva tagasi
  • How will it compare to a Tesla roof?

    Sam ChiuSam Chiu6 päeva tagasi
  • U should add a windmill!

    Syd RiversSyd Rivers6 päeva tagasi
  • This is what Morpheus would sound like teaching us the ways of solar install.

    Chris BornhoftChris Bornhoft6 päeva tagasi
  • You should just mine Ethereum with that excess memory. With just one 3090 graphics card using 300 watts of power can generate 10-15 bucks a day.

    Russell LeCompteRussell LeCompte6 päeva tagasi
  • The only thing you forgot to mention is that the utility doesn't pay back at 10 cents a kilowatt. It is substantially less. And just so you know if you put panels on the north side of your roof you still make substantial energy they're on my house and increased my kilowatt per day by four or six average, so it doesn't go to waste.

    seren8tyseren8ty6 päeva tagasi
  • More efficiently produced, from an economical perspective doesn't necessarily mean better for the environment.

    Vincent StockholmVincent Stockholm6 päeva tagasi
  • replacing your roof when the time comes is going to be such a bitch lol

    JOHN RUSSOJOHN RUSSO6 päeva tagasi
  • 🔝 ❤️❤️

    José VictorinoJosé Victorino6 päeva tagasi
  • Is there a way to Recycle Solar Panels at the endo of the life cycle?

    KiKos | T |KiKos | T |6 päeva tagasi
  • Please tell a guy on 10:47 that it is extremely bad to have your weight pushing in the middle of a panel.

    Evgenii SelivanovEvgenii Selivanov6 päeva tagasi
  • well explained.

    J o n a t h a nJ o n a t h a n6 päeva tagasi
  • And find some chevy volt batteries they are cheap and all over.

    Darrell DarrellDarrell Darrell6 päeva tagasi
  • They just announced a new way to arrange the materials used to make them where they get 99% efficiency. And they can now just use paint to apply it.

    Darrell DarrellDarrell Darrell6 päeva tagasi
    • Will believe it when I see it.

      Aftab HussainAftab Hussain5 päeva tagasi
  • Earth is not a planet

    FalzeeeFalzeee6 päeva tagasi
  • When you need to explain that 8 kilowatts is 8000 watts...bless you USA

    Jakub KováčikJakub Kováčik6 päeva tagasi
  • probably wont be 80% efficiency after 30 years since they have been walked on.

    Josh DaviesJosh Davies6 päeva tagasi
  • Zac looks like he touches kids

    bob2000and10bob2000and106 päeva tagasi
  • 2:06 I'm from Iraq and I'm just wondering why do you need a permit to install solar panels on your house?

    NoneNone6 päeva tagasi