Electric Bill Reduction: 55% of single electric account
Solar Panels: 265 Watt BenQ PM250M0I
Inverters: Enphase M215 Microinverter
This system was mounted on a south-southeast facing roof that is tilted at 35 degrees. Roof size constraints kept the system from being sized to offset 100% of the electricity usage. All black panels were used to blend well with the asphalt shingle roof. The installation fits between a dormer and gable with minimum shading.
A single conduit run leads to the back-fed 100-amp panel.
Unique Factors and Challenges:
This installation combined landscape and portrait orientations to maintain aesthetics and maximize the use of available space. Matching the panel layout to the roof shape lead to a great looking installation with minimum shading. The conduit run was hidden behind the chimney.
The grant covered 25% of the installation cost per the previous Renewable Energy Fund requirements.