Project Participants:Solar Wind Works
Fixed Panel Solar PV Addition
Site Characteristics or focus during
construction or remodel:
Deck location offers best southern exposure for panels.
Construction Type: Reinforced deck railing to
support 20 panels.
Active Solar System: 2, 10-panel
strings of BP4160 panels (approx 3 KWatt) powering a Sunny Boy 2500 Watt Grid
Intertie Inverter. Panels are mounted to deck on adapted Zomeworks Universal
Home has all Compact Fluorescent light bulbs
Subjective Evaluation/design considerations:
Only moving part of system is the wheel in power meter
spinning backwards when full sun on panels. Still need to change out electric
hot water heater to break even electrically.
Home Size: 1,280 sq. ft.
Solar Wind Works & Neal Mock
Date of Construction: Summer 2002
Builder: Owner & Solar Wind Works