We designed and installed a 7.7 kW solar system for this home in the Deer Creek subdivision near Toledo. It was utilizes 28 Suniva 275 watt black framed solar modules and SolarEdge Power Optimizers and a SolarEdge SE7600A inverter. The modules are mounted on the roof using QuickMount QuickRack racking. The home was built by DeckerHomes - one of the leading high-efficiency builders in Ohio & Michigan.
This close-up shows the combination of rectangle and triangle modules used to layout a hip roof. There are 11 Sharp 142 watt rectangular modules, and 6 Sharp 72 watt triangular modules for a total of 1,994 watts in this array section.
This home utilizes Sharp Residential black framed modules, and SRS mounting system. These modules match beautifully with the lines of the hip roof. There are 40 Sharp 142 watt modules and 8 Sharp 72 watt modules for a total of 6,256 watts. They are connected to PVP4800 and PVP2500 inverters. The system provides nearly all the electricity used by this energy efficient home in a year making it a net-zero home!
The home was built by Decker Homes to have one of the highest Energy Star ratings in the state. Because it is so energy efficient, the solar array provides as much electricity as the home uses in a year, making it a net-zero home. Read the home owner's story.
This home owner did not have a good south facing roof area available, so we designed a ground mounted solar system to fit neatly beside their house.
This ground mounted array was located in back of the owner's property.
This family wanted to create a storage area in conjunction with their solar system so a more elaborate ground structure was erected that includes a metal roof under the array. And, of course, a rain barrel to capture the water run-off!
And this home owner wanted some shade over his back deck, so we spaced solar modules in rows to provide cool, but still bright area to enjoy the sun making a significant part of his electricity.
This home features a 2,720 watt Grid-Interactive Solar PV system with Battery Backup. It utilizes building integrated solar shingles that are installed in place of traditional asphalt shingles on the south facing roof.
We installed 160 Uni-Solar 17 watt solar shingles wired to a SMA Sunny Boy 3300U inverter with net metering. We also installed a SMA Sunny Island 4248 grid-interactive inverter & charge controller and a battery bank to provide backup power when the electric grid is down. It enables the family to continue to operate essential loads such as the well pump, sump pump and lighting. It produces approximately 3,225 kWh per year of usable electricity to offset the home's electric bill.
The system was featured in a June 12, 2007 article in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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This home in has both a Solar Photovoltaic system to produce electricity, and a Solar Thermal system to produce hot water. The PV system uses 18 Sharp 198 watt black framed residential modules feeding a Fronius inverter. The Solar Thermal system uses 2 Heliodyne 408 collectors and a 120 gallon solar storage tank.
This home in Alliance, Ohio has both a Solar Photovoltaic system to produce electricity, and a Solar Thermal system to produce hot water.
The 3,060 watt Grid-Tie Solar PV system on the left features 18 Sharp 170 watt modules wired to a PVP2800 inverter with net metering. It provides an average of 290 kWh per month (about 3,400 kWh per year).
The Solar Thermal system utilizes the two Heliodyne Gobi 408 collectors on the right. They are each 4 ft by 8 ft, and combined provide up to 74,000 BTUs of heat energy on a clear day. They are plumbed in an active, closed loop system. Heat energy is transferred via a double-walled heat exchanger to domestic hot water that is kept in a 119 gallon solar storage tank in the basement .