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10 kW Hancock
This beautiful 10.26 kW array is located on the client's SE facing garage. These are SolarWorld 285 watt modules mounted on IronRidge rails, with SolarEdge optimizers and a SolarEdge inverter. Check out their production in real time!
Joshua Pearce's take on how things went:
"Solar UP installed our turnkey 10 kW solar photovoltaic system. They designed and built the system along with procuring all necessary permits and dealing with inspectors. The system was installed in a matter of days without problems. The system looks great and worked immediately. I can't tell you how happy we were when we received the first electric bill where the solar system out produced our consumption for the month. The return on investment is greater than any traditional financial investments and the warranties are rock solid. I do not understand why every homeowner in the area doesn't advantage of this opportunity. Solar UP did an excellent job and I would use them again."
7.2 kW Chassell
We sure had a blast putting in this 7.2 kW solar array. Though, I will admit finding sandstone bedrock just a few inches down made things quite "interesting" for a bit. With LG MonoX ACe 300 watt modules and IronRidge rails this is a slick system.
What did the Nathan Miller think?
"Working with the Solar UP crew was great! Not only did they secure us an excellent deal on high-quality panels, their expert installation job survived the tough U.P. winter unscathed. They didn't cut corners when they hit sandstone while installing the foundation and made sure everything was well-secured for a lifetime of electric production. I love coming home on a sunny day to see how much clean, renewable energy we've generated from our panels... and how much I'll save on my future electric bills!"
1.2 kW Hancock
Here's a little something for those who don't use much electricity or who just want to get started with solar. This 1.2 kW solar array has LG MonoX ACe 300 watt modules and a DPW pole mount.
But was the client pleased?
"Drew and Andy did a great job with my setup. If I ever do another one, I'd call them again."
5.1 kW Calumet
It was a real burden to have to look out over Lake Superior while doing this install. What a beautiful area we live in! We also got to test out a new module spacer that professor Joshua Pearce whipped up for us. You can check out live monitoring for this site here: Inland Sea. These are SolarWorld 285 watt modules with SolarEdge optimizers and a SolarEdge inverter.
Here's what Professor Sarah Green thought:
"Solar UP was great to work with. Drew made the whole process clear and easy from the preliminary feasibility assessment to post-installation questions. He provided comprehensive service including site assessment, ordering and delivery, installation, and utility paperwork. The whole process was friendly with no pressure, no hassle, no drama. Our system is working flawlessly. I’d certainly recommend Solar UP to anyone."
5.7 kW Boston Pond
Here's a 5.7 kW array we put in near Boston Pond. I know there are steeper roofs around, but this 10/12 sure felt steep enough! Check out their power production here. This was originally a 4.6 kW, but the home owner’s picked up a Chevy Volt and needed some more juice!
Here's what Nancy had to say: "Drew and Andy were great to work with. They communicated clearly about the project, they worked efficiently, and they took care of all the permit details and coordination with the electrician and the utility. They made the process painless. Plus my dog loved them!"
4.8 kW Cedar Bay
This was the first time we've used MT Solar for racking and I tell you it won't be the last. With 16 Suniva 300 W modules hooked up to SolarEdge optimizers and a SolarEdge inverter, this is system is already cranking away as you can see here. A big thanks to Keweenaw Power and Lite for bringing out their mini-excavator to get the foundation dug.
And from the owner "The installation went like clockwork, is quite aesthetic, and the view of Lake Superior from behind the solar array and our existing wind turbine is great! On the first full day of operation, the system produced nearly 30 kWh, enough to bank most of the electrons for use in the winter months. With bills previously clocking in at over 27 cents per kWh, being “net zero” with our consumption from the utility brings with it the feeling of independence. We are already considering another install on one of our other properties. These guys are the real deal."
600 W Otter Lake
I'm not sure what my favorite part of this installation was, the location or feeling good about the improvements we made to the system! We swapped out 3 fifteen year old 100 W modules for a couple of 300 W Hanwa Q.Peak modules, doubled the battery capacity and updated to Midnite Solar Kid Charge Controller.
And in the owner's words, "We’ve had a basic off-the-grid system since 2001 and we’d just outgrown it. We were unsure where and how to start improvements. Drew and friend came out, looked at what we had and recommended a solution including making the whole system much safer and much easier to maintain. The whole process was fun, educational and painless and best of all it doubled our capacity without increasing the footprint!"
4.5 kW Boston Pond
Where to put the array, hmmmm, where to put it? The barn of course! If you have a garage or an outbuilding it can be a great location to put up some modules. What makes this array different is that we have it hooked up to SolarEdge's StorEdge inverter. This inverter is fully compatible with LG Chem's RESU 10H lithium ion battery. Get ready for self-consumption and power outage backup! Production for this battery ready system can be found here.
"Drew and Andy made the installation process smooth and simple - they took care of all the permitting, planning, and purchasing, and even coordinated with the electricians to get the necessary upgrade work completed. They were incredibly accommodating, even while working in a space containing goats and dealing with goat curiosity and goat nibbles. Because of their wise service choices, I continue to be grateful to them daily, as I love being able to track my solar production via the web application associated with the inverter they selected. I'm very happy with the work completed and with the solar system! "