Salinas - Residence Case Study:
Customers needs: Reduce $415+ energy bill Existing PG&E bill: $400+ per month
System Size: 5.46kW kWh production: 6,660kWh p.a.
Payback: 5.5 years Energy bill with Solar: $45 per month
The customers needs were to reduce their PG&E electric bills as they were in excess of $600 per month.
The difficulty with this site, however, was a large stand of eucalyptus trees which prevented us utilizing the South facing roof. The solution was to locate the two arrays on the East, South East roof maximising the production for the owner.
There is a misconception that solar arrays must face south. Obviously it is ideal but an East facing array will harvest approximately 87% of the same array facing South. So if a customer really wants to go solar we just have to size the system accordingly.
The solar pv system installed consisted of 26 210W Schuco solar panels in two arrays of 13 panels. The two roof mounted arrays faced East South East.
These arrays were served by one SMA inverter.
The system produces in excess of 6,600kWh per year and will reduce carbon emissions by 116 tons over the systems lifetime. That’s equivalent to 147,500 SUV miles.
Their average electric bill is now $45
love our new system!! I think we will do the same for our hot water next
“A friend referred us to SUNS UP SOLAR they were great and responded to every question or concern I had immediately”