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jjc3

Working towards reducing our dependence on fossil fuels while saving money.

What You Need to Know

Description:

SunPower X-22-360-AC 360W modules, two arrays (5 + 13), totaling 6.48 kW, on the same SW-facing roof plane.

Other Benefits:

Add value to the property, not visible from the street or from ground level.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Recent remodel included double-paned windows, higher-efficiency appliances, replaced all lighting with LED, upgraded HVAC, and enhanced insulation throughout the house.

My Motivation:

Increasing electricity rates by regional utility (SDG&E), great pricing on premium rooftop solar technology. San Diego typically has the highest (or one of the highest) electricity rates nationwide.

Advice:

Stay on top of your installer. We were happy with the overall results, however, I had to ping our project manager on several occasions.

Experience with Installer:

Overall, wonderful company. A few hiccups along the way, but the project from signing of contract to system power-on took just over 9-weeks.

Additional Notes:

Of note, the Scripps Ranch section (92131) of San Diego has the highest percentage of residential solar PV penetration of any zip code in solar-friendly California. Please look at the photo reflecting our SDG&E meter readings since activating our solar PV system late afternoon on 5/12.

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