Installer: Solare Energy. Installed a 6.3 kWh ground mount solar array with 20 LG NeON2 LG315N1CG4 315W Solar Panels, 20 Enphase S28060240 S22 Microinverters, Enphase Envoy-S Communications Gateway, ProSolar GroundTrac Mounting System
- The Fotas
- Single-Family Residence
- 9309 Parus Pt, San Diego, CA 92129
- 2,143 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- Zero net energy
- Solar PV
- April 2016
- Size of System:
- 6.3 kW
- Monitor performance:
- To generate electricity
- For air-conditioning
- Gross Cost of System:
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- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
Ground Mount Solar Array, consisting of 20 LG NeON2 LG315N1CG4 315W Solar Panels, 20 Enphase S28060240 S22 Microinverters, Enphase Envoy-S Communications Gateway, ProSolar GroundTrac Mounting System. As of spring 2017, we are scheduled to have 2 Tesla PowerWalls installed in July.
We ran our A/C all summer on days over ~82* and still didn't draw from SDG&E.
None so far. Plan to wash panels after rainy season and quarterly after that.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
We previously replaced our windows, and have since replaced all bulbs in our house with LEDs. We plan to add attic insulation and redo our attic ducting.
Reduce our high electricity usage due to A/C and pool.
Get as many quotes as you can. Take all factors into consideration and fully understand the pros and cons. We got four quotes and three of them automatically recommended a much less efficient roof mount. One installer immediately recognized that we could do a much more efficient ground mount solar array on our larger property. That's the one we went with.
Experience with Installer:
Had a great experience with our salesperson, Dustin Merkeley. Permitting requirements from the City of San Diego delayed our project for months due to being a ground mount and in fire zone 2. Once permitting was finally hurdled, installation went quickly.
We have a 1 acre property with the undeveloped back hill facing almost due south. This provided the opportunity to have a perfectly located ground mount solar array, optimized for maximum output.
Open House Info:
The array can be see from the Canyon View Elementary School on Black Mountain Road.