|Type||Residential Solar Electric|
|Install Date||April 2013|
|Installation Type||Grid-Tied PV: 16 x 250W Panels (Canadian Solar); Micro-Inverters (Enphase)|
|System Size||4 kW|
|Production/Yr(approx)||5,880 kWh (PV); 11,640 kWh total reduction|
|Utility Savings/Yr (approx)||$706 (PV); $1,590 total reduction|
Solar Makes Larger Contribution With Attic Nightmare Corrected
With over $700/year in energy going literally out the roof, Southern View Energy paired its recommended 4kW solar electric system with not 1 but 4 key conservation measures, to bring this family homeowner the biggest possible savings:
(1) Insulate the attic to R49 (21-23″) depth; (2) Apply a radiant barrier over it; (3) Ventilate the space with a solar-powered fan; (4) Insulate H20 heater and piping in the unheated garage.
This owner now has gas & electric bills cut by nearly half. Add in utility provider Snapping Shoals EMC’s $1,500+ in service credit for having installed solar electric, combined with the 30% U.S. tax credit, and their net investment of less than $12,000 gives them a home that’s far warmer in winter, cooler in summer — AND with a solar electric system warranted for 25 years, providing over 25% of their now much-lower electric needs.
This owner is willing to speak with any inquirers about their Southern View Energy installation and experience. Contact us for further information.