A new high-output for my 4.3Kw array today!

New high for this array, today of 4003 watts out of possible 4300

93% overall efficiency of panel/micro-inverter combination!

If this keeps up, I’m sure to generate 6 maybe 7 SRECs by the end of the year. Not bad for a DIY Solar Panel installation accomplished in less than 2 days by just ONE man! You can do it to, with my help! Just give me a call!! The best part of all is that the system will pay for itself in 5 years OR LESS, and if electric costs rise, the payback gets even better. After 5 years, the positive cash flows add up significantly and after 25 years, the system will have generated in excess of $30,000 in positive cash flow! I’m not sure if there are any investments in the market today that can promise that kind of return with the security of a DIY Solar Installation firmly fastened to your property!!

Washington Courthouse Solar Install

Photo taken from position of last panel on DIY solar install...

Sun sets on another successful DIY Solar project in Ohio.weeks without problems…

DIY Solar install in Washington Courthouse OH

26 panels with almost no leftover space! DIY Solar project on a garage/workshop in Ohio.

Here are two photos from a recent install. Corrugated metal roofing required special feet to bridge the corrugations. Also needed a little extra backing under the roof to ensure the lag bolts had enough MEAT to assure they would not pull out in 90MPH winds. Customer had 27 panels, but we could only fit 26 on the roof with two rows of portrait and one of landscape with just 12 inches space between the two sections. Much like painting yourself into a corner, we laid down panels, till the last one forced us off the roof onto a ladder… Excellent “helper” crew allowed the ENTIRE INSTALLATION to be executed in 1 day – 8AM til 6PM with 20 minutes for lunch! System used Canadian Solar CS6P-225 panels and Enphase M215 inverters. Powered up without a hitch and has been running for a couple weeks without any problems. Here’s a solar performance link for this installation if you’re interested! https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/kEHV51259

DIY Solar Heaven

Perfect Day for DIY Solar!

Perfect Day for DIY Solar in Cincinnati!!

Today in Cincinnati is a DIY Solar enthusiasts dream day. Blue Skies, and not a cloud as far as the eye can see. Temps below 20F mean HIGH EFFICIENCY for solar panels! I added panel #19 to a planned 20 panel layout last week, and if you have panels on your roof, you know it’s all about checking the power output every 30 minutes to see if you’re hitting a new peak!! I know, I know, that sounds silly, but that’s how it starts, and I’m still not tired of checking, and my array has been up since July of last year! Here’s a picture of my place in Cincinnati, and a link to the Enphase performance page so you can see for yourself!! What makes this week even better is that I signed a contract to sell my four 2011 SRECs for $315 each this past week! 5 year payback is right on schedule!! Here’s that link: Enphase Performance Link for my house in Newtown