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12KW Solar gen for $2699 what is the Gimick?

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Hello Solar experts. What is the Gimick in this add? Two weeks ago there was a similiar one for $1800 at 12KW.
This makes no sense as some people pay about $20K+ for a house system. Maybe $8-15K if they do it themselves. I googled it but did not find anything on these solar generators in my searches.
I use 4000 KW-HR a month. So even if this Generator system operates at 50% during a 8hr sun day that would be: 12KW x 8hrs x .50 x 30=1440KW-HRS a month. Or about 36% of a monthly bill.
I am sure alot of factors are missing. Ie cost to wire into house. It would probally only be able to work off grid.
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A 12000 watt off grid inverter with (2) panels is useless,

Sort of like having a 400 hp pedal bike with an 8 ounce gas tank

Might save $ 0.25 a day by our rates here

If it was a 12kw grid tie it might almost be worth it but off grid that's a huge rip off, maybe $500 worth there
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