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:
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  • JerryRigEverything

    We're giving away 3 of those Power House II 800's HERE:

    • 0 -2
      0 -2

      Bearly Worth it in Utah. Stop being propiganda

    • 0 -2
      0 -2

      Spoiler alert .. it's a terrible technology

    • AtAnepes

      you are cool guy Jerry Rig Everything

    • sameer khan
      sameer khan

      Hey Zack, Why this promotion is not for India :(

    • RaaX

      I mean dame that head of yours is already a good energy source, I mean look at that shine

  • Darryl Schmidt
    Darryl Schmidt

    With the edge around the panels being open, have you had any problems with wasp nests or squirrels? If you do anything to close it off the edges, I would like to see what you did. Thanks for the video. Good info.

  • CommanderTaco

    I short they are tbh, it shades your roof and give you electricity

  • Oh Well
    Oh Well

    09:47 someone get him a calculator

  • Dave E
    Dave E

    Batteries are also a huge hit on the environment. An electric car for example, just the batteries, 20-30 tons of carbon.

  • Akshay Singh
    Akshay Singh

    This has to be an yearly video!

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    amy otaza vlogs

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    amy otaza vlogs

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  • Lian Ju
    Lian Ju

    In Germany we have been using Solar Systems for over 20 Years now and our experience shows that after this time most solar panels have more than 80% of their initial performance. The typical german solar panel setup is quite similar to yours. Usually we don't use several microinverters but only one big string inverter and as most of the europeans have some kind of tiled roof we have to use a different mounting system. In southern germany 1kw of solar panels generate about 1000kwh per year. If you want to have them installed by a company you pay around 1300€ (1570$) per 1kw, so your setup would have cost about 12560$. Usually the excess energy goes into the grid (because storage is too expensive and isn't worth it) and you reveice about 0.07€ (0.084$) per kwh from your distribution network operater. Right now we germans pay about 0.28€ (0.34$) per kwh, so solar roofs in germany are really worth it. You can see a lot of houses in germany with solar panels.

  • Vlad Nazarenko
    Vlad Nazarenko

    Thank you for sharing, Zack! Very useful, as we are threading towards renewables in terms of mini usage way faster, where we are not critically dependable on the energy, like cars, bikes and hybrid systems at home

  • Mana Montana
    Mana Montana

    wtf is he running. i make around 13k a year total income. how just his electric bill that much

  • Shane Starnes
    Shane Starnes

    My state actually allows Power companies to charge a penalty for using solar panels. To add insult to injury Alabama Power only pays "avoided costs" for energy you send back to the grid. These policies are so backwards.

    • Shane Starnes
      Shane Starnes

      @JerryRigEverything 😂

    • JerryRigEverything

      Well, your first problem is living in Alabama...

  • ChronoFlation

    Isn't the green issue with solar panels not energy but the same as with phones and other high tech products in that they require rare earth minerals and are toxic when they break down? If they have improved enough recently to last 30 years, then that's really a great improvement, but I'm also skeptical, especially since most American's don't even have $1000s in savings and the price of these things basically makes that tax incentive a welfare system for wealthier americans with decently above average incomes, at least enough to grow their savings to where they could comfortably spend that $8000. But that's just the cynic in me not trusting anything that the government incentivizes with tax credits. Like, at best, even if you say it isn't welfare, it's just giving you back the money that they spent the year taking from you. Too manipulative for me to ever be comfortable with

  • OC Run
    OC Run

    You found the neighborhood serial killer.

  • Snackme

    When will we get a house teardown and durability test?

  • Meer X GamingYT
    Meer X GamingYT

    Love from kashmir ❤

  • Real American
    Real American

    It not free !

  • Ultralord Fun
    Ultralord Fun


  • Hunter Lahti
    Hunter Lahti

    8:41 I can't be the only one that saw the "Not sure why my neighbors have a mummy in their backyard" just me? Ok.

  • Rob Graham
    Rob Graham

    My system is in the works. I am handy but getting up in age so I went with a company that installs their system for you. I will have a 33 panel setup facing south. Here's hoping it drops my bill a great deal.


    Our sun is changing, we have all noticed by now that the orange is gone. Solar panels will start being less and less effective, Elon will be livid.

  • Marcus Hernandez
    Marcus Hernandez

    Damm, time flys

  • John Owen
    John Owen

    Love to see the amount of energy they can produce in the UK........"what??? we only got one week of sun!"

    • Lian Ju
      Lian Ju

      Easy. Just search for PVGis on google. In Manchester you can calculate with 840kwh per 1kw PV-Modules.

  • TheSteveknockout

    Hey jerry , you didn’t mention if you signed up with a broker to get RECs for your solar system . Did you happen to do this also ?

  • Joni Lundberg
    Joni Lundberg

    Unless you move and can't remove them.

  • Spliff

    what drone do you use?

  • Lonewanderer30

    Can you sell the power back to the energy company? Because if you're not using it as it's generated you're not saving nearly as much.


    This is the ideal situation on return investment! Labor and supplies average 10+ on return which isn't worth it for me now


    Can you put more panels on other half of roof? Double your savings?

  • Bert Visscher
    Bert Visscher

    You didn't put anything into the video description...? 4:42 Don't you mean "how much money *our* panels have saved *us*"?

  • Sg Hector
    Sg Hector

    WAITING FOR IQOO 7 TEAR TEST🙄🙄🙄🙄🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️!!!!!

  • Ushito Oso
    Ushito Oso

    So you can return the panels if their output drops down significantly? 🤣🤣🤣 plus, without the tax incentive, you would be hoping it pays off in …10 years? 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Arthur Silva martins
    Arthur Silva martins

    I can't imagine him with hair ... hahahah

  • Darwin Jackson
    Darwin Jackson

    Pretty cool. I really like these videos, probably more than the durability tests and tear downs. All are great but this one was best.

  • J Merli
    J Merli

    Quality video. I went with a reputable installer. My energy bill average is $187 per month x 12 months = $2,244 per year. Maryland electric prices are .12c per kWh. We have net metering, Baltimore Gas and Electric pays you for what you produce. For each 1Mwh produced you generate a solar credit that pays you, currently $75 per credit x 16 per year = $1,200. My system has been up since Sept. and has generated $1,000 in kWh so far and I have been paid for 6 credits for $437 (2 credits to be paid still). I will see a bigger amount of pay back over the next 4 months due to the summer sun. I project 100% generation for all my electric needs ($2,244) + 16 credits x $75 = $1,200. Total $3,444 per year. Wish I had done it myself, but my roof is 2 stories and a steeper pitch, plus I am not a fan of heights. 8.5 year payback. Key is to buy and pay with cash as, if possible. I got a 1 year 0% interest loan on the government subsidies. Paying interest will increase the payback period.

  • soniclid1

    I got an add for the solar panels he used before the video

  • ANV TV
    ANV TV

    Great boss

  • SeekNKnow

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

  • cb750

    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.

  • Bogdan Bogdan
    Bogdan Bogdan

    Kilo = 1000. What's hard to understand about that??

  • Michael Carson
    Michael Carson

    He took the Y out of DIY when he had the solar system installled.

  • DeadEdd

    My 62yo dad said 'thanks pal, I'll be sure to tune into that video 29years from now' 😂

  • hajkie

    Jerry loved the video.

  • chopsuey8

    !remindme 29 years

  • Alex De Leon
    Alex De Leon

    I think it dropped to 22% now

  • Hyder Ali Himmathi
    Hyder Ali Himmathi

    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. 😇

  • Chris

    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..

  • phantomf41

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

  • Goodvanilla

    See you in 29 years then

  • Eddy Jenkins
    Eddy Jenkins

    This guy has a cool voice

  • Glenn Stewart
    Glenn Stewart

    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 Stewart
    Glenn Stewart

    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

  • JB Dragon
    JB Dragon

    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.

  • Chosen R
    Chosen R

    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.

  • Victor Da Silva
    Victor Da Silva


  • Sean Fretwell
    Sean Fretwell

    Jerry is the Bob Ross of tech

  • Angel Gonzalez
    Angel Gonzalez

    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

  • Sneaky Ray
    Sneaky Ray

    I bought 2 Tapplock padlock because of you..

  • Equine Emergency Rescue transport
    Equine Emergency Rescue transport

    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!

  • Ectos

    scratches at level 6

  • IdoNOThaveaBoss

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

  • Rich Murdoch
    Rich Murdoch

    99% of comments are about his voice. Lol.

  • Nick Chi
    Nick Chi

    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.

  • Danger Diaz
    Danger Diaz

    Does your wife ever just fall asleep while youre talking to her?? Just so soothing to listen to

  • DERA • 9 years ago
    DERA • 9 years ago

    Scratch Test please !

  • Vishnu Prayag Gnanasekar
    Vishnu Prayag Gnanasekar

    The moment you see a DIY or do it yourself in something you know it's worth it 🤣.

  • alex vasquez
    alex vasquez

    I’m subscribing only because your voice is so soothing

  • Adnan Al Saleh
    Adnan Al Saleh

    That "Thanos Finger Snap" at 1:42 hahahaha I see what you did there!

  • Martin Rokka
    Martin Rokka

    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.

  • EZG

    Must be nice to pay such low energy rates in more rural areas....

  • Papa Rob
    Papa Rob

    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 SLtoosrs that feed me ads on useless products.

  • Mike Buckley
    Mike Buckley

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

  • NY 7
    NY 7

    Sucks I couldn't do this. My southern part of the roof has a bunch of trees that shade it most of the day.

    • A Face
      A Face

      Sounds cooling lol

  • first name
    first name

    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

  • Norman Dolinic
    Norman Dolinic

    Buy something with silver or gold.

  • Dr. Cricket
    Dr. Cricket

    Incredible sound mate. What do use?

  • Masud Abdulkadir
    Masud Abdulkadir

    Add crypto mining to this, and then you could get a swarm of employees making you dollahahaha

  • Bhagath A
    Bhagath A

    How much kw on rainy day

  • D Jay
    D Jay

    Can Hailstorm damage the panels??

  • Henry Lafontaine
    Henry Lafontaine

    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.

  • hsm_ epic_return
    hsm_ epic_return

    There is nothing with East/West systems they work perfectly well.

  • Stiaan Kruger
    Stiaan Kruger

    Its only a matter of time before the factory that makes the pannels run on solar panels.

  • ragu4545

    This guy has the voice of a cult leader.

  • YT Cast
    YT Cast

    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.

  • TechSide - Make Money Online
    TechSide - Make Money Online

    This is pretty good and useful


    Ok, I have nobody capable of helping me install. How can I find installers w/o the "solar" markup.

  • 123karismith

    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

    • JerryRigEverything

      Lol you got this! 👊

  • river_rat17

    green new deal propaganda....this is a lie he aint use this shit!!!

  • Lee Pinnguin
    Lee Pinnguin

    @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.

  • OnismmsinO

    Yeah it was a crazy year

  • Alex Brd
    Alex Brd

    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.

  • Hadjo Hadjic
    Hadjo Hadjic

    You should add some wind turbines to maximize the production

  • Michael Duggan
    Michael Duggan

    The fact that new houses are still being built without solar panels is insane

    • Henry Lafontaine
      Henry Lafontaine

      Because they do not save money and are a waste of money.

  • V L
    V L

    And yet for those working from home there's a tax writeoff for utilities. lol

  • Jesse Osborn
    Jesse Osborn

    10:30 don't mind me putting all my weight on one panel

  • Milivoje Petrovic
    Milivoje Petrovic

    This mic is nuts

  • Witt Sullivan
    Witt Sullivan

    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 Sullivan
      Witt Sullivan

      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.

  • Jef Larremore
    Jef Larremore

    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.

  • Sufail Abdulla
    Sufail Abdulla

    Please do poco f3 zack

  • funlovingJohn

    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.

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