10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dallas, TX 75903
Installation Date : November, 2012
Installer: Jones Solar
24 Solar World panels, SMA Sunnyboy Inverter
I am currently with Encoa http://www.encoa.com/ (great summer rate, 7.7c/kWh). But I change every few months, always chasing the lowest rates, averaging about 6.5c/kWh since last November. I am in Oncor’s service area.
Installation date: July, 2013
Equipment: Rainforest Eagle Energy Gateway linked to Bidgely.com
Owner Update… Since I sent you info on the house, The Pecan Street Project has provided us with eGuage Energy Monitors so we can monitor about 40 individual circuits in the house in real time. I will be glad to demo that, it sure has helped me track down things around the house that were using electricity unnecessarily.
2 Chevy Volts, 1 Nissan Leaf
All lighting in home except for a couple of lamps and a ceiling fan are CFL or LED.
It all started with the lease of a Nissan Leaf. I was always intrigued by the thought of having an electric vehicle and the availability of the Leaf from a major manufacturer and the evGo fast charging infrastructure in the metroplex made it look like a good time. I looked into a small solar initially thinking it would be just enough to generate enough to compensate for the Leaf charging, but soon discovered that the economics of a larger system made much more sense. The popularity of electric driving in the family led to leasing 2 Volts, my wife and I each drive a Volt, my high school age daughter now drives the Leaf. My philosophy has always been that technology would solve our environmental issues and I felt it was finally possible to start doing so economicallyand without changing our family’s lifestyle. I would not have done the solar unless it made economic sense. I would not have chosen electric vehicles unless we could drive them normally without inconvenience. I am glad that all that has been possible and happy to share our story with others.