We went Solar in Michigan!
- LISA POLLARD
- 3237 Bacon Avenue, Berkley, MI 48072
- Solar PV
- December 2017
- Size of System:
- 7.5 kW
- To generate electricity
- Gross Cost of System:
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Purchase with Loan
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Use 11,550 kw per year average anticipate producing 10,980 kw per year. After 28 days installed average production is 33 kw per day, if this average continues then we could produce around 12,000 watts in a year. However, we anticipate low production in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. Our system went live the end of February. We also had one panel out and not producing energy 20 of the 28 days.
We have optimal orientation, tilt and no shade or obstrictions. South facing approximately 30 degree tilt
Green energy and excitement for our family that we are helping the environment.
Will have to update, our system currently has a 10 year labor warranty.
Benefit the environment, with the tax credits it brought the loan cost to what we pay on our electric bill anyway so why not be green? And our loan will be paid off in 11 years and we will still be producing solar power.
Check out my blog link below that details our experience with solar. We used Energy Sage and Yellowlite please read if you want to learn more. I update solar progress occassionally as our system is just under a month old.
Experience with Installer:
Our overall experience was great with our vendor and installers. Our biggest problem was with our electric provider DTE. It was a waiting game with them to approve the application, install and even the system being turned on. We signed and began paying for the system 11-21-17 and finally went live 2-23-18.
My blog details all and has photos. I will be updating savings there, still have not received my first DTE bill.
Open House Info:
We hope to do this in the future.