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Cost of Solar Power

  1. May 17, 2012 #1
    This is the description I'm reading:

    In comparison to solar energy, the hydrocarbon fuel costs are significantly lower without rebates, tax benefits nor the cost of carbon emissions. A two–Kilowatt (KW) solar energy system costs about $45,000 and covers roughly half of a typical American household’s energy needs. At $45,000, a solar energy system equates to $9,000 a kilowatt.

    ....but I have no idea how they come up with 9,000 per kilowatt. Where does the $9,000 number come from? How is it calculuated?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 17, 2012 #2
    nevermind, that whole article I was reading is flawed.
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