Jim Mahood

The Challenge
Jim is an electrical engineer who wanted to use renewables to meet his transportation and his home electricity needs. Creative Energies installed a 7.1 kW SunPower solar electric grid-tie system using Enphase Microinverters. Jim also purchased a 2012 Nissan Leaf (all electric) that he now charges with his solar array. His 1912 historic home is in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City and its solar installation was finished on the homes 100th birthday!

The Creative Energies Solution

The system has online monitoring for PV system output.  Annually the system will produce over 10,000 kWh or about 70% of his total electricity. With his Envoy monitoring, the data produced is received in real time, so Jim can see how his Nissan Leaf is offset by his solar installation from his desktop computer.

The System

  • 7.105 kW residential grid-tied PV with SunPower 245 Watt modules.
  • (29) Enphase M210 Microinverters with Envoy online monitoring
  • Produces 10,000kWh per year and saves 8,130 lbs of coal per year.