Case 1: Joslyn Installation

Residential Project

January 7, 2010
Binghamton, New York
"I didn't have the space available for a roof installation.
Earthsponse worked with me on other solar options, and the ground mount was the perfect solution for my property."
Charles Joslyn, Homeowner, Binghamton, New York

Background:
Homeowner Charles Joslyn of Binghamton, New York had an interest in the environmental and economic benefits of alternative energy. He chose to install a 5 kW ground mount solar system on his property. Because of space limitations to his roof and his desire for a larger residential system, a ground installation was the best fit for his home.

Financial Incentive:
Due to high federal and state government, Joslyn's original investment was reduced by more than 65%. The 28-panel system, on a sunny day, produces around 30 kilowatts of power. The money saved on electricity costs will save this customer more than $30,000 over 25 years.

Results:
The 5.04 kW system will save approximately $776 annually at 2009 electricity prices and will provide a hedge against escalating energy prices. The system will also displace more than 8,000 pounds of CO2 per year, and generate more than 5,800 kWh of electricity annually.

System Specifications:
System Size: 5.04 kW
Date Completed: January 7, 2010
Installer: Prepared Power
Mount Structure: Ground mount

Cost Benefits:
Average Electricity Generated: 5844.5 kWh/year
Savings: $776/year*
25 Year Electricity Savings: $32,317*
*As electric rates go higher, costs savings will increase.

Environmental Benefits are Equivalent to:
CO2 Offset: 8,000 lbs/year
Waste Recycled: 2,800 lbs/year
Trees Preserved: 2 acres (around 1500 trees)/year
Gas: 437 gallons/year (= taking 1.25 cars off the road each year)

 
29 Industrial Park Drive
Binghamton, NY 13904
(800) 849-9480

 

 
         
         
         

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