Carl and Denise Hoglund have a beautiful home on the north shore but noticed that their energy bill had been steadily rising. When Carl noticed a neighbor getting a solar power system installed it started the wheels turning. “I have a solar water system but didn’t know much about solar electric.” Carl said, “When I contacted Jim he explained the technology and gave me a thorough breakdown of the financial incentives. Now I feel like I really know a lot now about solar electric. It’s really interesting!”
When we first evaluated the Hoglund’s residence it was obvious that shading was a challenge. Although they have lots of roof area to harvest sun power they also have stately royal palms all around their home casting shadows on parts of the roof at various times of the day. To approach this challenge we first started by taking detailed shading measurements. With this information and utilizing sophisticated computer analysis we were able to accurately predict the impact of shading on various parts of the roof. This in turn enabled us to make a good decision on which parts of the roof to situate the solar panels and which equipment would be best suited to harvest the most power.
Here is the 3D shading model we produced to help visualize the shading impact at various times of the day:
Accurately analyzing the project, making good equipment decisions, and then implementing a high quality installation led to a very satisfied customer. Carl wrote in a thank-you letter, “We are very pleased with the professional skills XMX Power’s crew demonstrated from start to finish as well as the communication throughout the process. The crew was always courteous and showed respect for our property. On the first day of installation, when we saw rubber mats on the roof to protect our roof shingles, we knew the project was in good hands.”
The Hoglund’s solar power system has exceeded expectations despite the shading limitations. “Now we actually look forward to our electricity bill each month because instead of having to pay, KIUC is paying us!”
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