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

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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:
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  • JerryRigEverything
    JerryRigEverything21 天 前

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

  • 0 -2

    0 -2

    8 天 前

    Bearly Worth it in Utah. Stop being propiganda

  • 0 -2

    0 -2

    8 天 前

    Spoiler alert .. it's a terrible technology

  • AtAnepes


    11 天 前

    you are cool guy Jerry Rig Everything

  • sameer khan

    sameer khan

    14 天 前

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

  • RaaX


    14 天 前

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

  • Ultralord Fun
    Ultralord Fun5 小时 前


  • Hunter Lahti
    Hunter Lahti10 小时 前

    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 Graham13 小时 前

    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.

    DOWSETT16 小时 前

    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 Hernandez23 小时 前

    Damm, time flys

  • John Owen
    John Owen天 前

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

  • TheSteveknockout
    TheSteveknockout天 前

    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天 前

    Unless you move and can't remove them.

  • Spliff
    Spliff天 前

    what drone do you use?

  • Lonewanderer30
    Lonewanderer30天 前

    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.

    J TIAGO天 前

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

    J TIAGO天 前

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

  • Bert Visscher
    Bert Visscher天 前

    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 Hector2 天 前

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

  • Ushito Oso
    Ushito Oso2 天 前

    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 martins2 天 前

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

  • Darwin Jackson
    Darwin Jackson2 天 前

    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 Merli2 天 前

    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
    soniclid12 天 前

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

  • ANV TV
    ANV TV2 天 前

    Great boss

  • SeekNKnow
    SeekNKnow3 天 前

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

  • cb750
    cb7503 天 前

    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 Bogdan3 天 前

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

  • Michael Carson
    Michael Carson3 天 前

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

  • DeadEdd
    DeadEdd3 天 前

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

  • hajkie
    hajkie4 天 前

    Jerry loved the video.

  • chopsuey8
    chopsuey84 天 前

    !remindme 29 years

  • Alex De Leon
    Alex De Leon4 天 前

    I think it dropped to 22% now

  • Hyder Ali Himmathi
    Hyder Ali Himmathi4 天 前

    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
    Chris4 天 前

    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
    phantomf414 天 前

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

  • Goodvanilla
    Goodvanilla5 天 前

    See you in 29 years then

  • Eddy Jenkins
    Eddy Jenkins5 天 前

    This guy has a cool voice

  • Glenn Stewart
    Glenn Stewart5 天 前

    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 Stewart5 天 前

    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 Dragon5 天 前

    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 R5 天 前

    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 Silva5 天 前


  • Sean Fretwell
    Sean Fretwell5 天 前

    Jerry is the Bob Ross of tech

  • Angel Gonzalez
    Angel Gonzalez5 天 前

    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 Ray5 天 前

    I bought 2 Tapplock padlock because of you..

  • Equine Emergency Rescue transport
    Equine Emergency Rescue transport5 天 前

    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
    Ectos6 天 前

    scratches at level 6

  • IdoNOThaveaBoss
    IdoNOThaveaBoss6 天 前

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

  • Rich Murdoch
    Rich Murdoch6 天 前

    99% of comments are about his voice. Lol.

  • Nick Chi
    Nick Chi6 天 前

    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 Diaz6 天 前

    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 ago6 天 前

    Scratch Test please !

  • Vishnu Prayag Gnanasekar
    Vishnu Prayag Gnanasekar6 天 前

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

  • alex vasquez
    alex vasquez6 天 前

    I’m subscribing only because your voice is so soothing

  • Adnan Al Saleh
    Adnan Al Saleh6 天 前

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

  • Martin Rokka
    Martin Rokka6 天 前

    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
    EZG6 天 前

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

  • Papa Rob
    Papa Rob7 天 前

    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 CNbothrs that feed me ads on useless products.

  • Mike Buckley
    Mike Buckley7 天 前

    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 77 天 前

    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

    6 天 前

    Sounds cooling lol

  • first name
    first name7 天 前

    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 Dolinic7 天 前

    Buy something with silver or gold.

  • Dr. Cricket
    Dr. Cricket7 天 前

    Incredible sound mate. What do use?

  • Masud Abdulkadir
    Masud Abdulkadir7 天 前

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

  • Bhagath A
    Bhagath A7 天 前

    How much kw on rainy day

  • D Jay
    D Jay7 天 前

    Can Hailstorm damage the panels??

  • Henry Lafontaine
    Henry Lafontaine7 天 前

    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_return7 天 前

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

  • Stiaan Kruger
    Stiaan Kruger7 天 前

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

  • ragu4545
    ragu45457 天 前

    This guy has the voice of a cult leader.

  • YT Cast
    YT Cast7 天 前

    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 Online7 天 前

    This is pretty good and useful

    BLH BLH7 天 前

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

  • 123karismith
    123karismith7 天 前

    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


    7 天 前

    Lol you got this! 👊

  • river_rat17
    river_rat177 天 前

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

  • Lee Pinnguin
    Lee Pinnguin7 天 前

    @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
    OnismmsinO7 天 前

    Yeah it was a crazy year

  • Alex Brd
    Alex Brd7 天 前

    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 Hadjic8 天 前

    You should add some wind turbines to maximize the production

  • Michael Duggan
    Michael Duggan8 天 前

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

  • Henry Lafontaine

    Henry Lafontaine

    7 天 前

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

  • V L
    V L8 天 前

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

  • Jesse Osborn
    Jesse Osborn8 天 前

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

  • Milivoje Petrovic
    Milivoje Petrovic8 天 前

    This mic is nuts

  • Witt Sullivan
    Witt Sullivan8 天 前

    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

    8 天 前

    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 Larremore8 天 前

    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 Abdulla8 天 前

    Please do poco f3 zack

  • funlovingJohn
    funlovingJohn8 天 前

    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.

  • Tim K
    Tim K8 天 前

    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

  • Humberto Bracho
    Humberto Bracho9 天 前

    Jerry you forgot to take in account the delivery charges in the electric bill besides the .10 Cents

  • jonNH123
    jonNH1239 天 前

    Great vid: thanks for breaking this all down for us - very helpful!

  • The real human
    The real human9 天 前

    best honest advised by Zack 👍

  • Mitch
    Mitch9 天 前

    I feel like Utah is most remembered of all the forgotten states

  • MorsusMihi
    MorsusMihi9 天 前

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

  • NoGameNoCesco
    NoGameNoCesco9 天 前

    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

  • Xxshoot PlayerxX
    Xxshoot PlayerxX9 天 前

    6:41 “yes it’s worth it”

  • Ben
    Ben9 天 前

    29.8 kWh? I use 3 - 5 kWh per day

  • Michael Garcia
    Michael Garcia9 天 前

    ::cries in Texas::

  • Richard Edwards
    Richard Edwards9 天 前

    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.

  • Krabby patty
    Krabby patty9 天 前

    "Tesla was the lowest bidder" HAHAHAHAHA when you want that affiliate marketing commission so you say anything for the mula smh

  • Ray Snow
    Ray Snow9 天 前

    Been waiting all year for this update

  • Gary Y
    Gary Y9 天 前

    Haha, it's the contractors who are making money.

  • Schafer Cunningham
    Schafer Cunningham9 天 前

    Will you ever have to replace your roof?

  • Dymo
    Dymo9 天 前

    lowkey energy from sun is basically free energy if earth is only thing you focus at