Friday, April 26, 2013

Getting 4.3kW of Solar Panels in Seattle!

I know people say it rains a lot in Seattle. Truth is that it "mists" a lot and is just gray more often than not. 

But either way the SUN is there to give everyone free energy if they want it. 

My new home finally has enough roof space for Solar Panels (PV) that will let me make the investment worth while. 

Puget Sound Solar had the best price and was able to get an install date that was before the June 30th 2013 Washington sales tax exception cut off.  Will Sumner from Puget Sound Solar came out and went up onto my roof to do his survey.  He answered all my questions and was able to point me to Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union for my zero down low rate loan for the full project. 

My install date is currently May 14th 2013. 

I am going with the Itek 240W modules and the BlueFrog APSYC500-MIW micro inverters.  This will get me the .54 /kWh all Washington incentive and provide 4.3kW of capacity.  All parts are made in Washington!!

I expect full payback in less than 8 years!  WOOT WOOT. 

Puget Sound Solar has sent me a few forms I needed to complete and then mail a check to Seattle City Light for my production meter.  Everyone has been great and after meeting with the Project Manager Jacob Hanson today everything seems to be on track!

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