Easy mounting solar panels for your apartment window?

Veranda Solar has come up with a neat little concept that could help inner city and apartment dwellers go solar.   If you don’t have a roof where you can mount solar panels, why not just install the solar panel right outside your apartment window?  Veranda Solar is promising to do just that!   What Veranda’s working on is a snap together, easy to assemble solar panel design that can easily be hung right outside your apartment window – soaking up the sun and providing electricity through a ‘plug and play’ setup.   No word yet from Veranda on how efficient these panels are going to be, and of course the small size limits the amount of electricity they can produce, but the estimated price of $400-$600 means that it won’t take all that much to get payback.     The company has not yet announced when their Veranda Solar panels will be available, they’re still in the prototype stage.

Veranda Solar

via:  Coolest Gadgets.com

10 thoughts on “Easy mounting solar panels for your apartment window?

  1. Most apartment dwellers in NYC do not pay for their utilities, so it is actually impossible to make back this expense. Great idea though, maybe would work really well in other metro areas.

  2. Until something is discovered that can help reduce the problems we are all experiencing, the best thing that everyone can do to help the situation is to try to cut back on their energy usage on a consistent basis. Research has shown that if everyone just took the time to turn off the lights in their homes when they were not in use, that it would help to cut back the amount of energy being used by up to twenty five percent.

  3. Everyone I know that lives in an apartment wants something like this. People don’t enjoy being dependent on the utility companies whether they pay for it or not. Most people would buy it to save money though, and the return on investment makes this a great buy.

  4. SolMeter is taking another approach to the problem of solar power for apartments. Under the program, you sponsor panels at a community solar farm and the power is sold into the grid. The power that you pull out of the grid is offset by the power that is fed into the grid from your panels. You collect a portion of the revenue generated from the panels and when you move the check follows you.

  5. i live in an apartment.my utility bill is up to $200
    and i think that someone should come up with a window solar panel that could provide me with electrical power.i am willing to open a business
    installing this panel if it could save money.

  6. “Most apartment dwellers in NYC do not pay for their utilities, so it is actually impossible to make back this expense.”

    That statement is absolutely false. I’ve lived in NYC most of my life and in every apartment I’ve ever rented or seen advertised, utilities were NOT included.

  7. I think Beverly Clarke has such a great idea of just cutting back on energy consumption.
    I tried that, and last month when I cut back and used almost 20% less energy, my Con Ed bill was only about 2% less. Each month I consume less energy Con Ed just raised the amount per kWh or ccf. If I use 20% more electric, my bill is almost the same.
    So when just shutting off lights or cutting back almost 20% does nothing to change ones bill. How is that going to give people incentive?
    Shame on you Con Ed!

  8. lol Michael on March 17th…wtf? Jose Ferrer thank you…if most NYC apartment dwellers do not pay for their utilities then who pays for it? :p That was a rhetorical question…don’t really want a response.

    This is gggrrreat and much needed everywhere. I know I am looking forward to trying it out!

  9. Please keep me informed as this produce becomes available

  10. Lol! I think we are all in agreement that Micheal is very out of touch with reality if he thinks that New Yorkers don’t pay for utilities. People should do basic research before making silly comments.
    I’m hoping to set up panels in my apartment soon. My family of 5 is usually able to keep the total ConEd bill below $80 each month, however, I have also noticed that even after switching to an alternative electricity supply co. (my is supposedly wind powered), my bills are actually higher. The less electricity you use, the more you seem to get charged per kWh.

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