We were the first in Roswell Historic District to install these solar panels. This couldn’t have happened without the support of our homeowner association, the city of Roswell and Roswell Historic Preservation Commission. All understand that the time is now to do our best to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our installer, United Renewable Energy, was there to support us every step of the way including the public hearing with The Roswell Historic Preservation Commission.
Solar PV is not only viable in northern NY, it is becoming popular!
This resident’s 4.1kW solar PV system was installed in July of 2010 on the roof of his garage adjoining his home. He jokes “This turned out really well…and I’ve got another roof!”
This resident received a NYSERDA rebate as part of the incentive package for installing a solar PV system, and expects to see a reduction in his utility bill by 30-50% depending on the time of year.
With all the federal and state incentives available for solar right now, this homeowner realized how great of an investment a solar PV system would be. This system covers half of the customer’s annual energy bill and will offset approximately 176 tons of CO2.
Homeowners were the first in their town to install solar PV panels. They have an array on their garage that covers 1/3 of their yearly electric bills. They are interested in sustainable practices and using panels to generate clean energy. Saving money on power bills has also been a nice bonus for adhering to their ideals.
This resident had been planning to install a solar PV system, and when the PA Sunshine Solar rebate became available, he took advantage of the opportunity and qualified for the highest tier in the program.
This resident is very conscious of his energy usage in his home, and expects a 60-80% decrease in his power bill, depending on the time of year.
“I’ve been looking to put a system on my house for quite some time.” He added “I just wanted to see my meter spinning backward!” Mission accomplished!
Homeowners have seen a dramatic reduction in their electric bills. This system was able to qualify for the highest tiered rebate from the PA Sunshine Solar program. Homeowners will be registering this system for SREC/AEC generation and trade, as well, to increase their return on investment. “Everything worked out where I was able to make the investment, and it just made sense.”
Atlanta, GA Independent Senior Living Facility – 10.08kW system utilizing 210 kW panels and a string inverter. 13,586kW generated annually.
In the heart of Atlanta, GA, this brand new, Independent Senior living facility used its construction savings to generate carbon footprint savings as well. The 10.08 kW array is front and center of their roof. It’s easily seen from the road, and is a point of pride for its residents, and their visiting families.
Nestled quietly off a small, unpaved road in Alpharetta, Georgia, this home is the perfect example of America’s grassroots effort to convert to renewable energy. With a large koi pond and a greenhouse containing one of Georgia’s most diverse orchid displays, the owners decided they should do something to offset their energy-intensive hobbies. “The main reason we decided to install solar was our high electric bills, finances, and the fact that it’s a renewable resource are why we decided to go forward ..I mean, we have all this sunshine, why waste it all?”
In the area of sustainability, the Campus Conservation Corps won $10,000 in the Lexus Eco Challenge competition. Their winnings contributed to the installation this spring of the school’s first solar array on campus, as well as the planting of an organic garden. The Governor’s Challenge encourages schools in Georgia to reduce energy consumption by fifteen percent. Westminster met this goal in March, 2010.
In partnership with Clean Green 4 West GA, United Renewable Energy installed yet another solar array in LaGrange, GA. This one powers over 75% of the energy needs for the local podiatrist office. Dr. Warrick jokes, “ We are certainly the first podiatrist in the area reducing our carbon footprint!”