Posted by:Tilden Hagan
Solar PV and solar thermal help keep my utility bills down.
- Tilden Hagan
- 408 Coolidge St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
- 4,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% to 49% of electricity
- Solar PV
- April 2009
- Size of System:
- 2 kW
- To generate electricity
- Gross Cost of System:
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
My home did not have any available roof space due to large trees in my front yard. So Green State Power designed a creative custom racking structure to mount the modules over my back-yard patio.
The panels over my patio also offer shade on my deck.
Green State Power came out a year after my system was installed to check all the wiring and tighten everything up and we haven't had any problems with the system since it was installed.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
We also had Green State Power install 2 solar thermal collectors for our domestic hot water.
I was motivated by wanted to use renewable energy and being able to save a substantial amount of money over the years to come.
Multi-Family Residence|Combined Heat & Power
Single-Family Residence|Solar Hot Water