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Installing A Group Net-Metered Solar Array

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 15, 2013 01:00 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Jun 12, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions GreenSpec Insights The 18-kW photovoltaic array on our barn roof is nearing completion The first PV panels being installed on our barn roof. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson When we started planning the rebuild of our house and the rest of the farm in West Dummerston, Vermont my wife and I knew that we wanted to produce all of our energy onsite. That meant a solar photovoltaic (PV) system that would generate as much electricity as the house and barn are consuming—net-zero energy. We also wanted to protect as much of the ten acres of agricultural land as possible. That meant we wanted to avoid a ground-mounted PV system. Wherever land can be used for farming—now or in the future—I prefer to install PV arrays on buildings, keeping the land open for agricultural uses. read more






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