10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2413 Camden Court
Plano, TX 75075
kW 2.25 DC
Installation Date: September 2009
Installer: Axium Solar http://www.axiumsolar.com/
Ten Enphase M-190 micro-inverters and ten REC 225 Watt Solar Modules
Green Mountain Energy http://www.greenmountain.com/
Public monitoring website: https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/75US1401
Originally, energy saving improvements were done to reduce escalating costs, but the overall benefits extend far beyond just cost reduction. Reduced energy consumption and on-site renewable energy production benefit the homeowner, the local community, reduce global impact on the environment, and help preserve precious natural resources for future generations. Since tracking was started in 2005, overall (electric and natural gas) energy consumption was reduced from 48.9 kBtu/sf/year, to 26.5 kBtu/sf/year, or approximately 45%. 2012 annual electrical consumption was 10,137 kWh. Solar provides approximately 1/3 (3551 kWh) of the annual electrical consumption. 2012 natural gas consumption was 203 CCF. Annual water consumption has been reduced by 50%. Lifestyle changes such as laundry air drying, solar oven use, monitor backlighting reduction, unplugging set top boxes for FIOS TV service when not in use, adjusting thermostat settings, reducing pool filtration durations, etc. all contribute to reduced energy consumption.
Also, as part of the very successful Solarize Plano (http://www.planosolar.org/p/solarize-plano.html?m=1) group solar purchase project promotion (sponsored by Plano Solar Advocates in collaboration with Live Green in Plano).
This home was featured in the following local newspaper articles: