Integrating Solar into New Home Construction
|Geographic location:||Kenwood, California|
|System output:||9.6 kW|
|Configuration:||96 Kyocera KC120 panels & 2 Xantrex/Trace SW5548 inverters with UniRac mounting|
|How/where mounted:||Flat roof and carport tilt-up rack|
|Total installation cost:||$43,200|
|Date of installation:||May 2003|
|Installer:||Steve Lyons, Sine Electric|
|CCEnergy Rep:||Dan Pellegrini|
Two rows of panels cover the roof's surface area on the main living quarters. Tilted mounting left plenty of walkspace around the PV panels and two skylights.
The Feichtmeiers happily verify their utility meter spinning backwards and their new solar system doing its job.