The entire solar process which includes contact, contract, construction, commissioning and closing occurred with a 4 month turnaround, and a March installation. The homeowners decided toward the end of the process to add an EV charging port for an electric car they were planning to purchase, which was easily accommodated by TruNorth Solar
After their solar system was commissioned or “turned on”, the homeowners were excited to be able to view what their actual carbon offset was for that day on their Solar Nexus Monitoring ap which came with their PV system installation.
Because this Roseville Minnesota neighborhood is located within the Xcel Energy Utility area, the property owner enjoys cost savings provided by the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Incentive. The net lifetime incentives which include the Federal Solar Tax Incentive actually covered over half of the contract price!
This residential solar project is also providing significant benefits to the environment. The PV array will produce enough clean energy kW’s to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from the following: Burning 8,356 coal lbs. per year, sequestering 6.37 forested acres per year, or driving 18,517 vehicle miles per year!
This solar energy system will very likely produce more electricity than can be used by the homeowner and when it does the dollar value of the excess energy will be credited to their account and settled monthly with the utility using the “energy charge” rate consistent with the local Net-Metering laws. In other words their electricity meter may actually run backwards!
Feel free to give us a call at 612.888.9599 to get on the road to offsetting your families carbon footprint by creating clean renewable energy for you and yours!