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Residential Case Study:
17 Panel Solar PV Install In Atlanta, GA

Residential Install in Atlanta, Georgia

Wouldn’t it be great if you could power your home AND vehicle with solar? YOU CAN! This Atlanta, Georgia solar customer contracted Solar Energy USA to design and install a 17 solar panel array to provide power to his home and plug-in electric vehicle (EV). Solar and electric vehicles can have a strong, positive effect on your finances thanks to lower home energy costs and little to no transportation costs!

Install At A Glance

  • Residential Installation
  • 4.59 kW Photovoltaic (PV) System
  • 17 Suniva Solar Panels
  • Enphase Microinverters
  • Solar Powered Ford Focus

Install Challenges

Our Atlanta, GA prospective solar homeowner wanted an affordable solar photovoltaic (PV) system using locally sourced solar PV panels. Additionally, he wanted to maximize the solar savings by taking advantage of a special time-of-use (TOU) rate plan. Finally, the solar installation needed to have a clean and symmetrical look.

Install Solution

Solar Energy USA partnered with Norcross, Georgia-based Suniva to provide the PV solar panels. A black-framed solar module with monocrystalline (black) solar cells was selected for aesthetic purposes. The side array (visible in the pictures) was designed to fit symmetrically around a skylight. The top array (not visible) was designed to tightly fit another 11 solar panels to maximize the upper roof space.

Install Results

The Atlanta, GA solar panel installation will decrease the homeowner's power bill by an annual average of 62%! The customer was able to take advantage of a special Georgia Power EV time-of-use (TOU) rate plan which offers very cheap overnight rates with higher than average rates during summer afternoons. Thanks to the rooftop solar system, the homeowner will be offsetting most if not all of his midday consumption, and then using most of his power at night when rates are lowest.

Additionally, because of his plug-in EV, our Atlanta solar customer will dramatically decrease his transportation costs (how much do you spend on gasoline each month?) and drive a Solar Powered Car!

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