Paul & Yvonne wanted to reduce their carbon footprint as well as their monthly utility expenses. They live in a 100-year old home that has a rooftop consisting of many different angled surfaces, none of which were large enough to accommodate a solar array.
The did have a large garage with a good sized west-facing rooftop at a 30 degree angle. The next hurdle we faced was shading of the rooftop. Many historic neighborhoods are filled with beautiful mature shade trees. The rooftop surface that was chosen to hold the solar panels receives a fair amount of sun from mid-morning hours until late afternoon with little shading.
The Creative Energies Solution
Creative Energies installed a 3.06kW solar system consisting of 12 – 255w REC monochrystaline panels. To mitigate the shading issues, Enphase micro-inverters were utilized to maximize the production of each panel. Enphase Enlighten monitoring was incorporated into the system for real-time monitoring of the solar production of each panel.
- 3.06kW residential grid-tied PV with REC 255 Watt modules
- Enphase M215 Microinverters with Envoy online monitoring