My good friend Bill and I have wanted to go grid-tie PV (photo-voltaic) for many years now. The opportunity presented itself when we found 200W Evergreen panels at Affordable-Solar.com for $3.25/watt. With a recent shift to “full-retail” buyback instead of the prior “avoided cost” policy in Salt Lake City it makes more and more sense to install solar panels. Plus, with the pretty good federal/state incentives for PV installations we figured the timing was right. We bought a pallet of panels (28+2 extra), 2 inverters, and are now in the process of designing frames, drawing up plans, obtaining permits, etc. I am writing a simple yet informative blog entry on the entire process for folks who might be interested in doing something similar, expect this post in the next month or so. This Friday we received the pallet of panels, which was an exciting day for us both!