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:
HERE is the $250 dollar discount for your own DIY Solar Kit:
HERE is the $100 dollar discount for Tesla Solar:
Solar panel energy payback time:
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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

  • 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 LTwhiters 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.

  • Tim K
    Tim K

    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 Bracho

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

  • jonNH123

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

  • The real human
    The real human

    best honest advised by Zack 👍

  • Mitch

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

  • MorsusMihi

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

  • NoGameNoCesco

    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 PlayerxX

    6:41 “yes it’s worth it”

  • Ben

    29.8 kWh? I use 3 - 5 kWh per day

  • Michael Garcia
    Michael Garcia

    ::cries in Texas::

  • Richard Edwards
    Richard Edwards

    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 patty

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

  • Ray Snow
    Ray Snow

    Been waiting all year for this update

  • Gary Y
    Gary Y

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

  • Schafer Cunningham
    Schafer Cunningham

    Will you ever have to replace your roof?

  • Dymo

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

  • Dymo

    0:22 "crazy year eh" top right hidden :D

  • Jesse B
    Jesse B

    I don't understand anyone who looks at solar as a good investment. If I take the same $13000 and buy ATT stock who currently pay 6.72% in dividends and reinvest the earnings, after 30 years I will have $91478.25. You will have a very old solar system.

  • Sam Chiu
    Sam Chiu

    How will it compare to a Tesla roof?

  • Syd Rivers
    Syd Rivers

    U should add a windmill!

  • Chris Bornhoft
    Chris Bornhoft

    This is what Morpheus would sound like teaching us the ways of solar install.

  • Russell LeCompte
    Russell LeCompte

    You should just mine Ethereum with that excess memory. With just one 3090 graphics card using 300 watts of power can generate 10-15 bucks a day.

  • seren8ty

    The only thing you forgot to mention is that the utility doesn't pay back at 10 cents a kilowatt. It is substantially less. And just so you know if you put panels on the north side of your roof you still make substantial energy they're on my house and increased my kilowatt per day by four or six average, so it doesn't go to waste.

  • Vincent Stockholm
    Vincent Stockholm

    More efficiently produced, from an economical perspective doesn't necessarily mean better for the environment.


    replacing your roof when the time comes is going to be such a bitch lol

  • José Victorino
    José Victorino

    🔝 ❤️❤️

  • KiKos | T |
    KiKos | T |

    Is there a way to Recycle Solar Panels at the endo of the life cycle?

  • Evgenii Selivanov
    Evgenii Selivanov

    Please tell a guy on 10:47 that it is extremely bad to have your weight pushing in the middle of a panel.

  • J o n a t h a n
    J o n a t h a n

    well explained.

  • Darrell Darrell
    Darrell Darrell

    And find some chevy volt batteries they are cheap and all over.

  • Darrell Darrell
    Darrell Darrell

    They just announced a new way to arrange the materials used to make them where they get 99% efficiency. And they can now just use paint to apply it.

    • Aftab Hussain
      Aftab Hussain

      Will believe it when I see it.

  • Falzeee

    Earth is not a planet

  • Jakub Kováčik
    Jakub Kováčik

    When you need to explain that 8 kilowatts is 8000 watts...bless you USA

  • Josh Davies
    Josh Davies

    probably wont be 80% efficiency after 30 years since they have been walked on.

  • bob2000and10

    Zac looks like he touches kids

  • None

    2:06 I'm from Iraq and I'm just wondering why do you need a permit to install solar panels on your house?

  • None

    We got our solar panels installed yesterday and we're using them now. Surprised to see that Zac made a video about them just a week ago! :)

  • James Gadd
    James Gadd

    thought id stop by and disklike some vids for when u used to push ur trump derrangement syndrome on ur audience. cya

  • ianisoverparty

    he's like seth everman's normie american cousin

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    Hot Girl Video XXX.6

    :) 6:02 I'm single 😥😥😥😥😥We have nothing to stick with each other

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    mtb rider rishu

    Hey can you give me one Nintendo switch please 😶 I'm a middle class family 😓😢 I'm 14 years old boy please reply Nintendo switch is my dream 😭😭

  • Lawrence Szabo
    Lawrence Szabo

    I have to ask, what is the largest size kit can I get? Is there a limit to how much energy we can generate on our property.

  • Alex Roge
    Alex Roge

    Your not considering the time value of money in your payback period calculation. Depending on what rate you use to discount, the payback period is between 10 and 15 years.

  • electronicsNmore

    Someone walked on the panel at 5:29? LOL

    • electronicsNmore

      @Jesse Osborn I can't see walking on a fairly thin tempered glass panel.

    • Jesse Osborn
      Jesse Osborn

      They were all over the panels at 10:30 during the installation too. Pretty sure the manufacturer doesn't recommend that!

  • Michael

    9:35 Does Utah only give you 90% back because it gave the other 10% to the church for tithing? lmao

  • Martin Latvian
    Martin Latvian

    Amazing power system :* Neat set up. Looks like some crazy engineer did do it. Respect!

  • Martin Latvian
    Martin Latvian

    It depends how much the stupid government is taxing You to receive the love of Ra

  • Tim Nobody
    Tim Nobody

    Let me know in 20 years when it pays for its self ?

  • fuzzy Wuzzy
    fuzzy Wuzzy

    Elon watching: "Don't worry Jerry, it's coming.... MWAHAHAHHAHA"

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  • David Pumpkini
    David Pumpkini

    1 year is just a blip in 20 years of data. People shouldn't get excited if anyone gets good or bad result during a particular year of service. So this video is very useless for the timebeing. What you really wanted to hear about are actions taken to futureproof his investment: (1) My solar water heater panels are covered with a tempered glass to protect against hailstorm and all screws used are Inox. What is the level of protection for electricity generating solar panels? (2) If just one panel suffers an issue or gets shaded, the other panels in series with it will suffer in terms of production (sometimes your App can tell you which series of panels are under-producing so you can go to the roof and check for the faulty one (rusty connectors?)). You can rectify this drop in production by using diodes and make each individual panel by-passable (so not just diodes preventing backflow of current from battery to panels at night).