or: How I Learned to Liquidate Bonds Without Worrying and Love the Sun
Incredibly janky port of comments from my old WordPress site:
2020-01-03 at 9:36 pm
Interesting stuff, especially your local quirks. I’m in a country where I don’t speak the language and it’s on the rural side so there isn’t a lot of online info. But in late summer we installed a 35kw rig for about 35,000 after subsidies (handled by the installer) and at the end of the year we got a cheque for 1,050! They’re literally giving away money! Everyone needs to get on this!
2019-12-31 at 12:51 pm
Came here through MMM website. I am shocked to learn about the insane high prices on solar systems in your country, compared to very low electricity prices!
I am based in the Netherlands, our PV-system of 9.6kwp has a cost of 9.749 EUR (roughly 10.5k USD). It generates about 9,000kwh per year – and electricity cost is 0.21 EUR per kwh, so ROI is roughly 19.4%. All the more kudos that you do it despite the crazy, insane (!) costs of the systems there and the very, very low kwh price!
2019-11-19 at 7:33 pm
Thanks for your write-up. How are you considering the difference in future value? After 25 years or so, the value of the PV system will be fairly small/approaching zero (also need to factor in inverter replacement costs), while your bond will have the same face value as it does today.
Solar still going good?