Ryan McLean


  1. Auru Palit
    February 26, 2016 @ 8:06 am

    This is an important advice which I was looking for.

    A bathroom renovation will add Real daily convenience to a family in busy life but a $15,000/- solar set-up (7.2 kWp) with best panels & inverter will save money in daily life. But I guess buyers of a property will focus their mind firstly on the daily utilities & permanent comfort in a property when they buy a decent property and will not focus on the on going expenses of the electricity bills. The latter payment is a chore of life in all countries and although it makes immense sense in switching on to solar to save the climate & pocket but it is rarely perceived in that way when one in buying a property. Please understand, I am a supporter of Solar but I have a huge dilemma in spending $15,000/- plus high price of a battery for an existing home which I may sale in 5 years. Thus bathroom & kitchen renovations may be the way to go to improve the re-sale value of a house if one is planning to sale in 5-8 years.

    Other’s opinion on this is most welcome as there is little on this topic in the media.


    • Ryan McLean
      February 26, 2016 @ 11:18 am

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found my article useful.
      I also support solar and wish I had it, but if it’s not going to add value to a house and costs a lot of money, a lot of time (for investment purposes) it isn’t worth the expense.

      I think if you wanted to go green then paying the electricity company extra for green energy would be more cost effective in the short term than installing solar panels.


  2. Albert Cerf
    March 13, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

    We leased our solar panels from SunPower and I have to say that we are saving about $100 to $200 a month in the summer time, since we live in Arizona. I put down $2,000 to decrease my lease payment to $89 and we have a hook-up fee with SRP or about $21 a month, so I’m spending $100 a month for electricity every month. I think that’s pretty good and I’ve already gotten back my $2,000 of my down payment in just the short time we’ve had it. I know that many people don’t think it is worth it, I really think I got into solar at the right time. The electric bills will only go up, and I will still be making electricity. I also got my house Electric System upgraded at the time of installation at no extra cost. I think that owning a Hybrid car and one that is nearly autonomous, makes me a tech savvy person, and one that also cares about the environment.


  3. Solar Power Installation
    June 22, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    Great input! Our house do have solar panels and we have installed it for personal reasons. Now I was also thinking if this can add value to another house which I’m about to sell. And you have explained valuable details to your article. Thanks for helping!


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