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Having Solar is a great way to eliminate CO2 and your energy bill. Solar makes economic sense. We had to expand 3 years in a row to get to NET-ZERO - meaning we have no electricity bill now and we LOVE it!

What You Need to Know

Description:

44 Yingli Panels, 90 are ASP out of Florida. Micro-inverters are Enphase Energy (2 different models). Battery-backup through 2 grid-connected AC-coupled Magnum Energy Inverters & Trojan batteries

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

90% of house is LED, remaining is CFL Solar powered hot-air attic fan to remove heat from attic 2013 Tesla Model S

My Motivation:

Solar makes economic sense, because you get a 30% tax credit and your energy provider pays for the majority of the cost (Oncor in our case.) They paid for a 10 kilowatt system (3 years in a row,) giving us a 30 kw total system. We have 102 Solar panels on our roof and 32 in our yard. This has made us NET-ZERO now and we LOVE it!

Additional Notes:

Having Solar is a great way to eliminate CO2 and your energy bill. We had to expand 3 years in a row to get to NET-ZERO - meaning we have no electricity bill. We use more energy than most homes: having electric vehicles, using the AC like crazy, and kids on TV's & computers. Solar makes economic sense, because you get a 30% tax credit and your energy provider pays for the majority of the cost (Oncor in our case.) They paid for a 10 kilowatt system (3 years in a row,) giving us a 30 kw total system. We have 102 Solar panels on our roof and 32 in our yard. This has made us NET-ZERO now and we LOVE it!

Open House Info:

Tour Hours: Saturday, October 03, 2015

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