The Solar Experience

So we signed up for solar a few months ago, and it finally got installed last week.  (Just under the wire for the 2016 solar tax credit.)

We got a couple of bids, and ended up choosing YellowLite, based out of Cleveland.  The rep I worked with was not a very good salesperson, which was perfect, because Ezequiel is very much a technical guy that happens to do both sales and tech.  When I say he wasn’t a good salesperson, I say it from the perspective that I hate sales people, and Ezequiel was more concerned with answering my questions and figuring out what the best possible system would be for us.  (It didn’t hurt that he proposed a system that was the same size as his competitors, but with American-made panels AND  at a lower overall cost.)  Needless to say, his approach spoke to me, and he spent about an hour on the roof, measuring,calculating, etc.  The overall price didn’t hurt either.  (20k, before the 30% federal tax credit.)

The system is 21 285 watt Mono Solarworld panels, just about 6kW in generating capacity, with a SolarEdge inverter.  The installation took a little longer than expected, and required a little troubleshooting, but wasn’t really significant in terms of inconveniencing us.

Today marks the beginning of generation.  The system generated 19.86kW, and the outside electric meter rolled back from 779 to 768.