The price of solar panels has recently fallen sharply. Does lower solar power costs now make it viable? Prices updated in 2014.
Put together a solar power system design here. See the total parts list and costs based on average prices of multiple manufacturers.
Solar Power Capital Costs
Grid connected solar power:
Solar panels + grid inverter + new power meter + cables + installation - government rebates - renewable energy credits
Remote connected solar power:
Solar panels + regulator + batteries + inverter + cables + installation - government rebates - renewable energy credits