Solar Case Study
Wrede Whitney – Tier 1 Power
2019 – 2020
– Case Description
The residents of the solar home are reducing their electricity costs by reducing the amount of power they draw from their utility grid by several kilowatt-hours and are now covering the majority of their power needs with the energy produced on their roof. When renovating their house, the residents operated on the principle of “all or nothing.” Almost all areas of their home were optimized or remodeled to be more energy-efficient, including the installation of an AC.
The project involved a two story building featuring five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large pool, sitting area under palapa in pool with a 10 person spa. Even with these amazing amenities, the home did not really meet the needs of the residents, who had other concerns and needs about the house such as the fact that they preferred running the AC at 75 degrees when it was 79 degrees among other preferences.
Located at Menifee, CA, the solar house project was set to change a lot of installations that had been made in the house. Some of the things that the solar house now features following the improvements include the property’s power usage which was recorded to be 11,934kWhs together with the install roof mount of 8.640 kW by LG 360 Neon R Solar panels with black contact technology and Enphase IQ 7+ microinverters. There is also the enlighten production monitoring of unit size 8.640kW.
The highest efficiency technology was also used featuring black contact technology. With this remarkable installation, there was no need to use NASA Microcell Technology particularly because of the limited Southern as well as Western facing roof arrays and the partial shading from a tree located just next to the house. Even so, this option would not have been feasible in a financial sense because it goes for at least $100,000 per panel.
Before Solar installation
People can become more independent by purchasing less power and generating their own electricity. The main goal of the residents was to reduce energy costs and do something positive for the environment. This is also our motivation towards helping customers reduce the amount of power they draw from their utility grid by several kilowatt-hours (kWh), so that moving forward, they cover the majority of their power needs with the energy produced on their roof.
The Solar Home project is the perfect manifestation of effectiveness and efficiency, attention to detail, time management and organization, attributes that make for a wholesomely awesome outcome. With deep market knowledge, coupled with an analytical detail oriented approach, the engineers are uniquely able to link clients with the lifestyle they require.
Prepared for Customer
25254 Country Fair Dr.
Menifee, CA 92524
What was previously not so impressive was transformed into one streamlined process after the other. First, the loan approval was instant, an attribute that eliminated all forms of delays making the entire process run smoothly. In the absence of any delays or hurdles, the installation time only took 3 weeks for the engineering as well as the permission. As regards the system installation and operation, this was also very fast, taking just a day, an outcome that gave way for the final inspection that took place 2 days later.
The solar house was also facilitated by permission to operate from the utility company in record time- 2 weeks. Together, the entire project went for a maximum of 6 weeks between the first meeting and the finalization of everything, which in our experience is a major milestone and a win for the team.
After Solar installation
Specifically, the new installations now feature LG 360 Neon R Back Contact technology with Enphase IQ 7 alongside microinverters and Enphase Enlighten Monitoring so incredible good that it allows for the monitoring of every panel as well as the entire system. It is imperative to note that an inspection conducted after every three months then after a year was successful indicating a production of 16,560kWhs that. With such a solar system, the house is now able to offset an average monthly bill of between $317 and $347, while at the same time facilitating the loan payment by up to $200 per month.
By installing the solar, the home achieves the following:
Reduced energy costs, especially for electricity
Gain more independence from energy suppliers
Invest in the future
Produce a sustainable and uninterruptible power supply
Take part in energy transition
With such a solar installation, the customer is able to keep up to $10,106 in Federal Tax Credits while at the same time maintaining the option to re-amortize loan payment down
Solar Home 4
if they want. Other benefits include the fact that the customer avoids future increases in electricity costs with their utility.
The following components were installed for the solar home project
- System Size 8.64kW
- 24x LG 360w Neon R P.V. Modules
- 1 Solar Edge 7,600 HD WAVE Inverter w/ 24 optimizers
- Engineering, permits, installation
- 25 Year Warranty on Production Product Labor, and Products.
- Leading Back Contact Design
It is a good feeling to know that every day the sun shining on the roof is directly powering all of the electrical appliances in the house.
- Self-consumption of solar power is produced on the roof and used in the home.
With this installation, the residents can consume as much power produced on their roof in their home as a reasonably possible courtesy of the “natural” self-consumption estimated at approximately 30%.
- Solar home features self-produced power and consumption using the system
The solar home consists of modules on the roof and the microinverters providing monitoring and maintenance of individual panels and the entire system as a whole.
When looked at objectively, the production of solar energy is always a good idea, particularly because the feeling of no longer having to purchase electricity from the utility grid for the majority of your needs is very important for any consumer. By having a solar home, you can boldly defend yourself as being part of the energy transition and do so with an obvious feeling of pride.
Current SCE Average No Solar Monthly Bill:
$317.42 / $3,809 yr
LG 360w Neon “R” 24 Panels
Install 8.64kW Solar $ 33,753
25 yr. Inverter warranty INCL
Fed Tax Credit – 10,126
Net Cost $ 23,627
Dividend Solar Payment $200
FUTURE SEC Bill 4% Increase Annualy:
Year 5 = $375
Year 15 = $555
Year 10 = $456
Year 20 = $675