I had a 10kw solar array in NJ for 15 years, but now I am in FL and wondering if I want to install one here. I know the technology has changed from my Sharp 185 watt panel and SunnyBoy string inverters. What should I be looking for? Are micro inverters the better way to go now or regular inverters with power optimizers. Also what brand panels and other equipment would people recommend? What should I expect to pay for an installed system in terms of dollars per watt before and credits or rebates?
Lastly, I unfortunately have the one utility in FL that no longer offers true net metering. Our power costs around 11 cents a kwh, but they only credit you at about 3 cents per kwh for power you put out on their system which kinda stinks. Some installers have suggested going with Tesla Powerwalls or Sonnen battery systems to balance things out but this adds a lot of cost to a system. Is it worth while to go with storage or would I be better off just putting in a smaller system where I would be sure I would always use 100% of output?
Any other advice always welcome.