Attractive solar PV installation on historic Southern home.
25% to 49%
- Mr Brown
- 2136 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115
- 3,500 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% to 49% of electricity
- Solar PV
- April 2018
- Size of System:
- 6.5 kW
- To generate electricity
- Own or Lease:
- Purchase with Loan
Professionals & Suppliers
- SMA America
- Unirac, Inc.
- LG Solar
- Solar Alternatives Inc.
- EnerBank USA
What You Need to Know
Mr Brown opted for a high-powered solar system with a unique backup power feature. The SMA inverter provides limited backup power through one outlet in the home during an outage. His system provides year-round savings and daytime backup power during outages.
Daytime backup power during outages.
Panel cleanings and connection checks every two years are recommended, along with annual checks of the backup power outlet before storm season.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Mr Brown chose the optional portable battery pack to provide limited energy storage during grid outages. This unit works in conjunction with the backup outlet.
Energy savings and partial backup power. This is a region prone to storms; backup power access is critical.
Wish I would have done this a year or two earlier instead of delaying.
Experience with Installer:
Quick and efficient. Lots of safety gear. The electrical system was a challenge since it's an old house, but they powered through.
It's been a challenge to keep the monitoring online at my house, but that's a network issue that I don't hold the installers responsible for.
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