What does a WATT cost?

Solar Tech is growing fast.

For this reason we no longer list wattage or improvements ― just how much you pay for a Watt installed and making electricity on your roof.

((Permits, blessings, stamps and some extra equipment are not part of the $2.50. It’s included in a one-time fee of $1,500 to  satisfy the power companies. ))

Today that Watt costs you $2.50. Not the cheapest or the most expensive, but all the high rolling times are already squeezed out of it… to sell quality installed, at this price is hard to do… we’re doing it.  

YES, We’ve gone full circle and ended up back where we started: how much does a single Watt cost by the time it’s installed and working on your roof? The number today is two dollars and fifty cents, that’s right $2.50  per Watt…

CR-Solar (.com) Follows the Quality. We use commercial grade A panels from Canadian Solar,™ and Enphase Microinverters (battery ready for when they get real). Fully guaranteed.

Dr. Fudd says, “add up the money you spent on electric over 5 years. It nearly pays off the cost of your system. Everything after that is free… stop the bleeding, call CR-Solar (.com) today.”

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New Deal With CR-Solar.Net

These are available for a limited time in 150 Liters and 300 Liters.

 

We’ve sold many types of Solar HOT WATER’s over the years, and they’ve been great. But after living with this tank on our house, we will sell no other. 

 

 

 

“Old Style” tube system makes LOTS of HOT WATER. The sun is old… don’t care about style.This last week, with the rains and all, 3000 feet up on a ridge, Gaby and I took hot showers without ever using the electric back up. I never bothered to hook it up.

You can look up hot water tanks that look exactly like these but NONE of them work like ours.

Lucky 200 Liter tank installed (in most cases) for  $1,795

Rent your house? Landlord uncooperative? Try something like this…

Yup, this is our solar tank leaning against our house.  If we ever move, I’m taking it with me.

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NEW structure with CR-Solar.com allows us to cover most of Costa Rica. New low prices, same high quality products.

Canadian Solar 320 Watts each, tied to Enphase M250 microinverters, which will dovetail with the new Enphase AC Batteries when they become available in Costa Rica in quantity and at competitive pricing. It’s a deal… we have you covered.

This is Paul Furlong and I’ve got the helm. 8898-9398

 

Our pool heating system and a Happy Customer

This is our new pool heating system and the testimony of a happy customer.

We installed 7 pool collectors in Estanquillos of Atenas, And this is what our satisfied customer says:

“Hi Paul,

I wanted to thank you for such great service installing the solar panels for our swimming pool.  The workers were courteous and very thoughtful about where they were placing the equipment to be installed and cleaning up everything before they left.
The solar panels work perfectly and we met with our pool man to make sure he understood how everything operated.  The pool heats up instantly when the sun hits the water in the morning, and it is an addeded pleasure to have it with our home.
We sat for a year not using our pool as we live up in the mountains and the weather is so cool at night that the water does not have enough time during the day to heat up and retain the heat.
The solar panels were an excellent idea!  Thank you for meeting with us and explaining the benefits of having solar panels for our pool.  It is exactly as you said it would be.  My husband is especially excited as he has been in the pool everyday!  Again,  thank you for such great service and making our pool now a real enjoyment to have!
Sincerely,
Thomas and Patrice Jones
Estanquillos, CR”

 

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We’re IN! You can buy Solar Electric NOW!

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Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Eagle has dropped The Big one and we can work again.

We all win: we  sell our PV systems and you can get free electricity if you’re patient.

What’s the deal? The power companies will allow you to make electricity at no charge… but if you over produce, they will only credit you for 49% of  what you sent them… This is why we calculate as close as we can. Why buy more panels than you need?

If you do over produce, these credits must be used before a year is up. At that time, you lose what you saved and you start fresh again.

So: If you’ll send us a copy of your actual bill, not the receipt you get from the bank, YOU can calculate exactly what you need by clicking “Savings Calculator” on the left side of your screen…. OR snap a picture of your bill and send it to us at…………………………… Paul.Furlong@CR-Solar.com  or call Paul at 8898-9398

New Products and Prices

We use the new Enphase 250w Micro-inverters and Canadian Solar 320 watt panels. Everything is designed to plug and play and because our systems are easily expandable, you can add to your system as your needs change. Please feel free to ask for specs., we’re proud of our products.

please note: these prices include everything.

Package System Description Produced kWh System Warranty Approximate price
 

Package A

3 solar panel system, 3 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

129.4 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$4,126

 

Package B

6 solar panel system, 6 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

258.8 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$6,166

 

Package C

10 solar panel system, 10 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

431.3 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$8,886

 

Package D

12 solar panel system, 12 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

517.6 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$10,246

 

Package E

15 solar panel system, 15 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

647.0 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$12,286

 

Package F

17 solar panel system, 17 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

733.3 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$13,646

 

Package G

20 solar panel system, 20 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

862,7 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$15,686

 

Package H

25 solar panel system, 25 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

1,078.3 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$19,086

 

Package I

30 solar panel system, 30 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

1,294.0 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$22,486

 

Package J

35 solar panel system, 35 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

1,509.7 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$25,886

 

Package K

40 solar panel system, 40 micro inverters, installation and documentation  

1,725.3 kWh

10 years for manufacturing defects, 25 years of useful life  

$29,286

 

Package System Description System Warranty Approximate price
Package A Solar Water Heater 150 liters. Flat Panel 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $1,795
Package B Solar Water Heater 200 liters. Flat Panel 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $1,895
Package C Solar Water Heater 150 liters. Tubes 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $1,795
Package D Solar Water Heater 200 liters. Tubes 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $1,895
Package E Solar Water Heater 300 liters. Tubes 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $2,185
Package F Solar Water Heater 150 liters. Elegante model 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $2,295
Package G Solar Water Heater 200 liters. Elegante model 5 year warranty, 10 years useful life $2,395

NEW DEAL, NEW OFFERS AND some PRICES

New Deal: this is what the various companies say they will charge per kilowatt hour.  We, through our organazation, ACESOLAR, are still pushing for some kind of uniform spread that works for everyone.   Right now it’s just talk.

Below you’ll see only one company (CNFL) is accepting applications, and as of today, they don’t have any two-way meters in stock.  No way to know when this will change.

Electric Companies Cost per kWh  ₡ (of Solar Production)
ICE ₡27.55
CNFL, S.A ₡17.44   * only one accepting applications!
JASEC ₡14.37
ESPH S.A ₡8.34
COOPELESCA R.L ₡9.12
COOPEGUANACASTE R.L ₡15.57
COOPESANTOS R.L ₡25.83
COOPEALFARO RUIZ R.L ₡17.30

 

Meter Meter Cost in Colones
Single Phase 240 Volt ₡ 126 301,89

How it works:  ARESEP (them) uses AUDIENCIA PUBLICA to make announcements of price changes for gas, water, electric, etc.  The above prices are what they plan to announce on April 30th.  That’s just a date…..some of us are positive of the outcome and some aren’t, time will tell.

What to do?

FIRST attack your electric bill with a solar hot water heater.

"Old Style" tube system makes LOTS of HOT WATER.  The sun is older and don't care about style.
“Old Style” tube system makes LOTS of HOT WATER. The sun is older and don’t care about style.

 

Rent your house?  Landlord uncooperative?  Try something like this...
Rent your house? Landlord uncooperative? Try something like this…

We no longer sell these tanks but if you have one, I’m sure you’re happy with it.

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Above: this tank will deliver scalding hot water without sun for a week!  Just needs light, so if you’re where the sun don’t shine, give us a call….

150 liter system: $1,795  installed.

200 liter system: $1,895 installed.

If you install your Solar Hot Water System Now, in two months you’ll know for sure what your new electric bill will be, an average of  40% lower; read 40% fewer panels to install later when you go to really Kill the Bill.  Something to think about.

THEN we’ll do a new estimate on how many panels you’ll really need.

SECOND

During the two months it took to get a clean bill that reflects your new hot water system, lots of things will have happened.   Maybe it’s so Good you’ll want us to get you hooked up to the grid and be a happy contributor to the environment.

In any case we’ll surely have a better idea what power companies will charge us after the dust settles.  And; they’ll be more likely to have the forms people will need to fill out for two way meters, and of course…they’ll have the meters.

THIRD

If it’s Not So Good, and nothing is being done and you’ve already saved money with  your Solar Hot Water System, then consider our   GRID CONNECTED BATTERY SYSTEMS and PORTABLE STAND-ALONE EMERGENCY SYSTEMS that will open gates, garage doors, back up your house or just something you can take to your cabin in the hills to write that book you’ve been talking about.

No buying a new meter.  Save $250

All the electric you make is yours at no further cost.  No raising rates.

No black outs.

No surges or brownouts.

By the time your batteries are gone, 8 to 10 years with the grid to keep them charged above 50%, the new Lithium batteries will be cheap and available everywhere by that time.

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More products, battery systems and prices tomorrow if time and availability allows.   Thanks for being tuned in, Paul