Duke, I've never heard of a full-credit, but there might be some weird contingency law in effect in your state especially with the "Feel-Gooders" about alternative power. Most of the time it's a matter of selling the extra power back to the power company. So basically, you charge your cells & what's left over goes back and HAS to be purchased by the power company(at a cap of some amount). That has been the one & only advantage to solar that I've heard. The only downside is the cost to the units.
Just did a quick google for some info & found this Forbes article:
Not too much to be had there offsetting the cost sadly.
Another figure I've found that might change your mind lol:
I guess we're kinda screwed trying to look towards solar right now eh?
On the other hand...
Michigan is going to lead the way in alternative energy!
''The Michigan Renewable Energy Sources Act provides the following rates for power producers selling their electricity back to the grid:
$0.65/kWh for electricity from rooftop solar installations less than 30 kW
$0.71/kWh for electricity from solar cladding less than 30 kW
Those rates are HUGE! Consider the average price of power per kWh here as charged by the power company is $0.10/kWh! The idea is to spur people into the solar market here and create a more stable energy distribution infrastructure. For more specific incentives solar incentives, follow the links below:"
So, the return on investment time frame could be cut to less than half
RANT on that Edison :swearing:
BTW, I've been looking at on grid, off grid and a combined on/off so NO MORE BLACK OUTS TOO