September 27, 2012 - 3:55pm
Jennifer Schoff of Pavilion had searched for several years for an affordable alternative energy source, wind and solar installations were available but much to expensive for an individual household. About a year ago she was contacted by You Save Green (yousavegreen.com) about leasing a solar system. You Save Green would install and maintain the system for the length of the lease agreement for a fixed monthly fee.
Jennifer agreed to the lease arrangement and work began last week on the installation. Her system consists of a stand holding 26 - 3' x 5' solar panels with a total maximum output of 6000 watts, an inverter to convert the DC electric to AC and a meter to keep track of how much energy is produced.
With this type of system electricity is only produced when there is sunshine so the homeowner will still rely on the electric grid at times there is no sun. The good side is the electric company will pay her for all the excess electricity produced.
Mounting Platform For solar panels
Panel installation almost complete
Proximity to garage
Electrical panel and solar system controls