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:

Attempt any DIY project at your own risk. Follow local code. Working with electricity can be dangerous.

Get my razor knife here!

Anker is named as the Official Charging Partner of JerryRigEverything:

*Follow me for updates!*
Instagram: zacksjerryrig
Facebook: on. 1U4bQqv
Twitter: ZacksJerryRig

LARGE tool kit:
Travel Tool Kit:
Mega Tool Kit:
Green Pry tool:
Metal phone opening tool:
Replacement phone parts:

The camera I used to film this video:
The Lens I used for this video:
Wide angle lens:
And this Metabones adapter:
This is the drone I use:

TO SEND ME STUFF: See my P.O. Box on my 'About page':

JerryRigEverything assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. JerryRigEverything recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, expensive electronics, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of JerryRigEverything, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not JerryRigEverything. Only attempt your own repairs if you can accept personal responsibility for the results, whether they are good or bad.


  1. JerryRigEverything


    Prieš mėn

    We're giving away 3 of those Power House II 800's HERE:

    • Prasanta Arts

      Prasanta Arts

      Prieš 16 dienų

      Hey Jerry I am from India and we have just installed a solar energy system for about 60000 inr which is about 1000usd. Which is enough for us

    • A B

      A B

      Prieš 26 dienų

      Here's an idea for you...remount your panels on a 2-axis rotating ground based system. You'll likely get more than 1/3 more electricity just by having a 2-axis system that follows the sun's movement from sunup to sundown.

    • Ace Mendes

      Ace Mendes

      Prieš mėn

      Your sow awsome dude your my idol now

    • &34 904

      &34 904

      Prieš mėn

      Bearly Worth it in Utah. Stop being propiganda

    • &34 904

      &34 904

      Prieš mėn

      Spoiler alert .. it's a terrible technology

  2. Ken Colby

    Ken Colby

    Prieš 31 minutę

    I pay .38-.58 per KW epending on time of day lol

  3. Kokainarienv0gel


    Prieš 2 val

    pls stresstest them, you can sure afford a new PV with your grabbed youtube money with your DESTRUCTIVE videos while barely anyeone can afford this stuff

  4. Shaun A

    Shaun A

    Prieš 4 val

    Hey! I love your videos, and watch several of them. I have a question, how would this work if you had to replace your roof after you installed the panels?

  5. Olav August Resmann

    Olav August Resmann

    Prieš 11 val

    The rustic danger regularly flood because vault histomorphometrically surround apud a elated food. curvy, vulgar potato

  6. Arindam Paul

    Arindam Paul

    Prieš 17 val

    গল্প 🔥

  7. 666Azmodan666


    Prieš dieną

    I also wanted panels :( but the regulations in my country are just changing, I will sell the surplus for 25 and buy from the power plant for 76 ... so far the power plant gave away 80% of the energy sent to it. Unfortunately, the energy storage due to the price higher than itself installations are not an option.

  8. MrStanley85


    Prieš dieną

    Now install solarthermics for hotwater as your next saving, with a big enaugh hotwater tank and heat exchange you can save all the energy to produce your hot water :)

  9. winja


    Prieš dieną electric bill in the south is around $100 a month with the A/C blazing away all summer....this might make the electric bill disappear completely. at least in the summer

  10. Marcelo França

    Marcelo França

    Prieš dieną

    There is a Mummy in your neighbor backyard???? 8'41''

  11. Kanakarhu


    Prieš dieną

    Hey, google set me a notification for a Jerry rig video in 29 years from now.

  12. UncleFings


    Prieš dieną

    Ok i take your word if i am still arround in 29 years. I will watch the video.

  13. Dannosuke25


    Prieš 2 dienas

    The new Ford F150 electric truck can power your home for 3 days

  14. David Reidie

    David Reidie

    Prieš 2 dienas

    The mummy in the backyard, I'm dying

  15. Kevin Files

    Kevin Files

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Funny. Ford F-150 is the first to provide that

  16. Rob Maples

    Rob Maples

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Those 💵 estimates for payback also assume 0 damage either physical or electrical over the years.

    • JerryRigEverything


      Prieš 2 dienas

      Very true.

  17. Chris Sheridan

    Chris Sheridan

    Prieš 3 dienas

    How about using the panels to charge batteries for a 'grid down ' situation?

  18. Silent Gamer

    Silent Gamer

    Prieš 3 dienas


  19. daniel teegarden

    daniel teegarden

    Prieš 3 dienas

    there was a guy on top of the panel..............lolol

  20. daniel teegarden

    daniel teegarden

    Prieš 3 dienas

    It was JUNK !

  21. shigetasan


    Prieš 3 dienas

    so on your best day, you generated about $5 worth of power? if all days in a month were sunny, you'd be at $150 per month savings/income?

  22. bakakun12


    Prieš 3 dienas

    Whats the cost of financing them?

  23. kingdom music

    kingdom music

    Prieš 4 dienas

    The rapture will happen without a doubt. The rapture will happen much sooner than many believe (less than 10 years according to all the environmental, weather signs , israel timelines etc showing ). It will happen without any warning , not one , in an instant , catching masses of people off guard just like God always does, ie the flood , sodom and gomorrah ~ a rude awakening . No one knows the exact day or hour the rapture will happen is a certainty . THE RAPTURE CAN HAPPEN NOW at ANY TIME make no mistake !! . Please awake to Christ Jesus which is the ONLY hope NOW and dont let yourself find out it IS all true later when its too late and you have been left behind in the most terrible times the earth Has Ever experienced Before and ever will...for anyone who sees this and doesnt know what to do please If you havent given your life and heart to Christ Jesus you will have REAL BIG problems way bigger than any problems you have Ever had If you are left here on earth after the Rapture . After the Rapture The USA , Worldwide , will face More evils , Inner city chaos, firearm wars etc etc ,power and water , food shortages etctec than it Has EVER been seen Before and you surely dont want to be Here then . We Have Time NOW to change , please seek Christ Jesus while there is still time to save ! no one knows the day or hour of the rapture ,But the rapture will start out just like any other day .....The Rapture will Take Place In the day In Broad daylight, sunny day , In an Instant FLASH without ANY warning , and there will be peoples Driver Ids, cell phones ,wallets found in various parking lots , Purses bill folds Found at work etc etc with NO explanation , and People VANISHING so No One can refute it has taken place. .romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. rapture ready . com Many of those that are left behind were seen and many hung themselves on fences on interstates , and roadways and different places, their cars left by the roadside. . It will be a horrible time , and regret will cause many to commit suicide . NOW is the time, dont wait until its too late seek Please Christ Jesus NOW. those not going in the rapture and left behind , who rejected Christ Jesus' Love, and those that are practicing sin will have a big nightmare when left after the rapture example woman dancing in topless bar practicing sin , will NOT go in the rapture when it happens abruptly , and many other examples. matthew 25 :1-13 parable of the 10 virgins, 5 were wise 5 were foolish and payed a severe price . Acts 3:19 all unrepented sins19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Please Christ Jesus NOW with your heart while theres still time left !

  24. Real Deal

    Real Deal

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Its best to have battery storage and store ALL the electricity you make , the power company cant be trusted , their power surges that can damage your equipment as the grid is corrupt and we dont give power company jack, as someone else mentioned they pay you bugger snot for anything you put in the grid making big money Off You , and you pay a premium to get energy back from the grid when the sun doesn’t cut it. This is the reason you dont grid tie, and you dont want to be tied to grid with the Infrastructure Hacking soon to come in the usa. Also a secret is to keep their meter hooked ( hook up fee is around 20bucks a month ) up so they dont get alerted to what you have a second system etc etc . Run separate electrical system and outlets as Self sustained is the ONLY way to go.

  25. Rodrigo Bugni

    Rodrigo Bugni

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Try kinetic batteries

  26. Brian Pickens

    Brian Pickens

    Prieš 4 dienas

    How much was your electric bill annually pre solar and after ?

  27. David kumar Maxi

    David kumar Maxi

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Be vegetarian be healthy be happy

  28. Carlos Sousa

    Carlos Sousa

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Man, you're a pro at this. Job well done on your roof and in front of the camera as well!! Anyone with enough money in the bank to purchase one kit, should be obligated to do so with some sort of monetary incentive, tax break or any other!! My house is 100% off the grid, power and water.

  29. Yog Sothothologist

    Yog Sothothologist

    Prieš 5 dienų

    starts @1:51

  30. Shogo 昇剛

    Shogo 昇剛

    Prieš 5 dienų

    General motors will have their truck power a home, so it's time to change cars @JerryRigEverything

  31. Eric Wong

    Eric Wong

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Hello Jerry, your solar system both before and after videos are great! Can you show us little more on off grid system installation, add batteries into the system and also a transfer switch from solar back to the utility company? Thank you!

  32. William123


    Prieš 6 dienų

    Ford just accomplished that, pumping energy back into your house with the new f150 lightning. Pretty cool

  33. Angela Wunderlin

    Angela Wunderlin

    Prieš 6 dienų

    I just need you to produce audiobooks. That voice is gold!

  34. Stefan


    Prieš 6 dienų

    Wait a second, when you calculate your savings you say just that, you saved this amount of money because you didn't pay for it. So do you actually use more than 13.140 kWh per year? That is a pretty small house with 2 people. That is insane imho.

  35. hao


    Prieš 6 dienų

    See you in 2050.

  36. Eric Jiang

    Eric Jiang

    Prieš 6 dienų

    It’s fun for me shopping for solar right now since all the channels I watch are marking 1 or 2 years follow up. lol

  37. delusionaldoctor


    Prieš 6 dienų

    0:40 Am I the only one who expected this to segway into a Honey ad.

  38. Dominic Hudson

    Dominic Hudson

    Prieš 7 dienų

    A year already? Oh man!

  39. The Backyard Bear - Aquatic Bear

    The Backyard Bear - Aquatic Bear

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Let me explain why this is wrong in the most simple terms possible... money. IF this were true, using those numbers, it would be one of the single greatest investments possible in America today. You could LITERALLY finance installation on every roof top of every building in the country from investor dollars looking for such a lucrative and safe return on their investment. Its not happening... why? Because these numbers are WRONG.

  40. Peter Boon

    Peter Boon

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Government subsidized Chinese slave labor made solar panels. Just so you can have a cheap or no electric bill. Then after batteries need replacing, if you have them, another 10 or 20 thousand plus disposal.

  41. Cory Hames

    Cory Hames

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Awesome video. Curious what you have to do when the roof needs to be replaced. Perhaps they protect that segment of the room even. But still that only buys you so much time.

  42. [ EB ]

    [ EB ]

    Prieš 8 dienų

    I hope you live forever

  43. Mr Arcon

    Mr Arcon

    Prieš 8 dienų

    ofc it is

  44. S. -

    S. -

    Prieš 8 dienų

    In my country they really don't let you DIY some solar panels onto your roof lol. Insurance company will come after you when there's a fire

  45. Eric Erickson

    Eric Erickson

    Prieš 8 dienų

    until they are in the 80% efficiency range its just not worth it.

  46. Mc_walker _

    Mc_walker _

    Prieš 9 dienų

    What were to happen if you put panels on the other side as well?

  47. TV


    Prieš 9 dienų

    waste of money - better technology will appear by the time he pays this off - also they are going to get damaged when the roof needs fixing

  48. stoney8854


    Prieš 9 dienų

    I'm glad someone understands what we're going through in Texas!

  49. MR_LaPoint


    Prieš 9 dienų

    So are you still paying your power company?

  50. bill Thompson

    bill Thompson

    Prieš 10 dienų

    This is the easiest to understand video I have seen on solar panel usage.

    • JerryRigEverything


      Prieš 9 dienų

      Thank you!

  51. Daan Schreijer

    Daan Schreijer

    Prieš 10 dienų

    NEVER brush your solar pannels, you WILL damage it even if you dont see it.

  52. Ganamana


    Prieš 10 dienų

    10 cents for kwh is really cheap... im living in Germany, for a private person the cheapest for 1 kwh is 0.25 Euros (0,30 us dollars)

  53. Robert Drake

    Robert Drake

    Prieš 10 dienų

    10:20 How many "yourself"s are there?

  54. Guten


    Prieš 10 dienų

    Good work 47, money will be wired to your account.

  55. Bryan Compton

    Bryan Compton

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Question .. How about the roof shingles? Are the shingles going to last longer with the panels on top? If not, how difficult is it to take down for a new roof? Thanks!

    • steven armend

      steven armend

      Prieš 9 dienų

      Depending on the shingles, they last from 15 to 30 years obviously if a bad enough hail storm messes them up then insurance will pay for them.

  56. Jeffrey Loew

    Jeffrey Loew

    Prieš 10 dienų

    After 6 years,(your break even point) how efficient are the solar panels? When do the solar panels need to be replaced, are they recyclable? How much will that cost?

  57. Paul V

    Paul V

    Prieš 10 dienų

    @JerryRigEverything see if that power house will charge What's Inside Family's Tesla

  58. Saddamo De Beers

    Saddamo De Beers

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Just imagine to combine your solar panels with heat pump ( water/water ) and proper thermal insulation of your house and very good windows. No AC required during the summer, no heating needed for the winter, you will heat up your house with heat pump via floor heating. Black magic right? We do this in Europe for last 25 years.

  59. Francisco Burgos

    Francisco Burgos

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Doing yourself makes it totally worth it. Ford F-150 is now electric and can be set up to power your home.

  60. Rob Nelson

    Rob Nelson

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Installing solar panels will block this sunlight from hitting your roof, thereby preventing heat from entering your house. The researchers found that solar panels can lower a roof’s temperature by 5 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 3 degrees Celsius. This can significantly reduce cooling.

  61. Steve


    Prieš 11 dienų

    Tax incentive ? Somebody is always paying. It just isn't you

  62. D M

    D M

    Prieš 11 dienų

    fords new electric f150 is supposed to allow you to power your house from it



    Prieš 11 dienų

    8:41 I dont know why my neighbors have a mummy in the backyard 🤣

  64. Michael S

    Michael S

    Prieš 11 dienų

    When solar shingles prices come down to something reasonable I will go solar

  65. Udi Sami

    Udi Sami

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Wow, you must have a heck of a health insurance to be so sure of being able to produce another video 29 years from now.

  66. dasrockness


    Prieš 11 dienų

    crazy year eh?

  67. 2HT


    Prieš 11 dienų

    Utah kWh rates are so cheap, wow!

  68. Jordan Shields

    Jordan Shields

    Prieš 11 dienų

    I really like what Enphase is offering right now

  69. Greg Ulan

    Greg Ulan

    Prieš 11 dienų

    How about cooling your house, did you notice that side stays cooler?

  70. noy


    Prieš 11 dienų

    The new electric Ford F-150 can power your house for 3 days, just like you predicted. Nice one :)

  71. Randy Lawson

    Randy Lawson

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

    • Danny Boy

      Danny Boy

      Prieš 11 dienų

      @Victoria Asher can you ask him if I can have some Jordan’s and a Travis Scott meal

    • Danny Boy

      Danny Boy

      Prieš 11 dienų

      This is obviously a scam don’t pay attention

    • Oliver Shawn

      Oliver Shawn

      Prieš 11 dienų

      Believe me he's the best when it comes to Cryptocurrency trading, your profit is assured.

    • Austin Andrews

      Austin Andrews

      Prieš 11 dienų

      @Oliver Shawn Thanks for the info!!

    • Oliver Shawn

      Oliver Shawn

      Prieš 11 dienų

      += 1= (=3=1=4) 5=4=8=-8=8=5=1

  72. Mark Jiidee

    Mark Jiidee

    Prieš 11 dienų

    I just connected my Vivint-solar panels today. Thanks, Jerry.

  73. neoextream007


    Prieš 12 dienų

    Solar tech is toxic in its manufacturing processes

  74. John Dixon

    John Dixon

    Prieš 12 dienų

    This was a great video, very informative, and easy to follow all of your points.

  75. Geoffrey Kutsukawa

    Geoffrey Kutsukawa

    Prieš 12 dienų

    i work as permit tech for these kind of jobs. to my knowledge the city will even credit u when u go solar just depends on the city tho

  76. Angelo


    Prieš 12 dienų

    When you said about electric cars someday being able to give the energy back. How about that new F-150.

  77. Call me Klay_x_23

    Call me Klay_x_23

    Prieš 12 dienų

    The Ford lightning can put energy back in your home and so can the normal gas f-150 Tesla is behind

  78. John Smith

    John Smith

    Prieš 12 dienų

    phuck solar. diesel is the only way to go. MURICA

  79. Mike De Waal

    Mike De Waal

    Prieš 12 dienų

    i have solar panels to i love it

  80. ilikegunzzz


    Prieš 12 dienų

    Wats that awesome lol

  81. Robert Anthony Bermudez

    Robert Anthony Bermudez

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Does your panel scratch at level 6?

  82. Ben B

    Ben B

    Prieš 12 dienų

    I'd be curios about the future of solar financing programs. Like if the average solar panel takes say 8 years to pay off then will some companies offer a financing option intended to match the savings the solar panels should be providing. *Estimate for financing is just a random number that seems close to right. Assuming the financing wouldn't match the actual savings based on daily weather and such but just what would be expected in the local climate/ price per kilowatt.

  83. xmetrix xmetrix

    xmetrix xmetrix

    Prieš 12 dienų

    paused a minute in.. if he doesn't calculate the total time until his solar setup offsets the pollution caused by the manufacturing process... I'm going to be supremely disappointed. Such a big youtuber skipping one of the most important data metrics is unacceptable to me. Let's hope he covers it. YAY he slightly covered it! GG!

  84. Blue_ Wunderwaffle

    Blue_ Wunderwaffle

    Prieš 12 dienų

    I have a crypto mining rig that cost me $3,000. I am making at least $500 a month. Even though prices have gone down. A month ago I was making $1500 a month. Even at low prices I can make back my money in 6 months. Then I have a computer printing me money. Seems like a better investment to me.

  85. Patrick Lima

    Patrick Lima

    Prieš 12 dienų

    You called the f150 lightning in this video

  86. J


    Prieš 12 dienų

    When are we getting the DIY Arduino driven stepper motor safe-cracking tool? I don't even own a safe either but it would be cool to figure out how safe locks work and turn and how fast you could personally get it going reliably, and how to detect when the correct combination is entered. Sounds like a lot of work, but fun work. Would definitely make a neat video.

  87. Shadow Fall

    Shadow Fall

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Awesome job on the sound in this video. One of the clearest sounding videos I've seen in a long time. Thanks!

  88. Scott Coleman

    Scott Coleman

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Ford beat Elon to the punch... F150 Lightning

  89. michael burton

    michael burton

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Look at the Ford lightning ⚡️ pickup. It can be used to power your house in emergencies

  90. That Guy

    That Guy

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Just buy a few old Tesla’s and use their batteries.

  91. That Guy

    That Guy

    Prieš 13 dienų

    And that is estimating that the price of electricity doesn’t go up...

  92. Sean Milan

    Sean Milan

    Prieš 13 dienų

    How easy are they to remove? When you have to re-shingle your roof. Also, do they increase the value of your house if you were to sell? Are solar panels desirable in the real estate market?

  93. Philippe Ayotte-Patry

    Philippe Ayotte-Patry

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Solid state batteries will be a game changer for these kind of setup and electric cars

  94. m Jerome

    m Jerome

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Wow I didn't even know there were do it yourself kits. And Jerry 🔥and Dan have great skills

  95. Ezoz


    Prieš 13 dienų

    the new electric ford f150 allows the owners to power their house with it if you have a power outage, so we dont need to wait for tesla to do it

  96. Lazy Luke

    Lazy Luke

    Prieš 13 dienų

    I was confused on why kilowatt would confuse someone and not be clear that is 1000 watts. But then i thought "Ah yes, imperial"

  97. Eric Alfonz

    Eric Alfonz

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Can you make a durability test on tab S7 plus please 🥺?

  98. Eric Alfonz

    Eric Alfonz

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Can you make a durability test on tab S7 plus please 🥺?

  99. Genixii 999

    Genixii 999

    Prieš 13 dienų

    If you’re rich u can afford solar panels

  100. Ivan


    Prieš 13 dienų

    Would storing excess energy on batteries be more than 90% efficient?