Martin, Fremont

Clean Solar Homes

Martin Family in Fremont

System Size:1.7kW CEC-ACAnnual Production:2,954 kW
Old Electric Bill:$48New Electric Bill:$7
% Power Offset:59%% Electric Bill Offset:85%
IRR Over 25 Years:10.7%Simple Payback:17 years
Modules:10 Sharp 208ND-208U2Inverter: Fronius IG 2000 kW
Standoffs:Fast Jack 7″ StandoffsRacking:Unirac

The Martin house has a concrete tile roof which presented some technical hurdles for solar installation, but in the end the wires were run underneath the tiles for a clean aesthetic look.

The Martins wanted their inverter mounted in the garage for a daily reminder of the money they were saving (85% per month, with a new monthly bill of $7) and for a daily review of their solar production.