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lvhutton

Though my rural electric CO-OP does not charge a “Standby Charge” (at this time) unlike major power companies (ie. Dominion Power) I chose to stay under a 10 kWh capacity, which provides ~75% of my power needs but prevents often costly “Standby Charges” (ie $30-$60/ month!). Pay attention to this! Only the Nova Solar Co. noted this “minor” detail. Which, along with noting that I might need a new roof (I did & they were the only ones to point that out) made me decide to go with Nova Solar though they were not the cheapest option.

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Quick Facts
Average Annual Savings

$1,922

Energy Needs Met

75% to 99%

of electricity

Net Investment

$28,700

Return on Investment

6.7%

 

What You Need to Know

Description:

Iron Ridge Roof mounting System; Silfab Solar SLA-310M SLA-M panels; Enphase Microinverters on each

Maintenance Requirements:

Enphase Energy has an app to monitor each panel, production output, status etc. No maintenance required on the part of the homeowner

My Motivation:

Climate Change

Advice:

Ask questions of Every Provider: Why this panel and not that, why microinverter not string inverter. Does my power company allow net-metering, will they charge me for not buying power from them? Etc. if your roof is 20 years old consider having a roofer give you an estimate.

Experience with Installer:

Nova Solar was fantastic. This family run business does it all: roof loading, design, architectural approval, all permitting, liaison with power companies, etc and all within a very short period of time. The actual install took less than a day & final inspections occurred within two days. Very Efficient!

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