September 21, 2011 § 2 Comments
To demonstrate the power of the Texas sun and the potential of solar energy as a big part of our energy supply, SES 21 USA has joined with Habitat for Humanity, Bosch Solar Energy, and Schletter Mounting Systems to make a great charity project come true.
13 Habitat for Humanity houses in Dallas are going to receive free solar energy systems on their roofs. The complete solar energy system consists of four panels and are estimated to produce about 1291 kWh of free electricity annually. Customers of SES 21 USA who have used Bosch Solar Energy panels on their installs in the Dallas / Fort Worth area told us that the power output is quite likely to be 10 to 20 percent higher than the estimation.
During a first educational evening 13 families were provided information about solar energy in general and how solar systems could help reduce their electricity bills.
The installation is scheduled to take place shortly.
Chet Boortz, CEO of SES 21 USA, commented
It’s a privilege to work in cooperation with an organization the stature of Habitat for Humanity. Dallas Habitat does such outstanding work and builds these homes to exacting efficiency standards. The addition of even small-scale grid-tied PV systems provides meaningful savings to homeowners that often pay the highest electricity rates in deregulated retail markets. It’s a perfect fit.
- SES 21 USA supports Solairgen training facility in Georgia (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- SES 21 USA featured in summer issue of Energy Leaders Today (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- Bosch Solar Energy introduces new, free PV app for iPhone and iPad (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- Solar Design Customized to your Home (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
July 22, 2011 § 1 Comment
Quite often we get calls at SES 21 USA from homeowners or installers who are struggling with some design issues: what to do about trees that shade or how to handle odd pitched roofs. A number of times we have seen people assume that they are not candidates for solar and give up quickly on the idea.
We recently had a resident call in with a bit of a tricky roof. As you can see in the photo his roof has many different pitches and the gables which cause shading in the late afternoon. A roof mount was definitely an option but the installer and customer decided on this ground mount system. The customer had the space for it, unobstructed by trees or other buildings. Plus he can really maximize his ability to produce solar power with this ground mount system. Did we mention the home is in very sunny South Texas!
Congrats to the homeowner and the installer for designing such an efficient and practical source of energy.
May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here are some new pictures of a ground-mount installation from Georgia! The whole system was built with SES 21 USA supplied material.
Solar System components:
- Turn your tractor parking structure into a solar power plant (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- Solyndra 30kW installation, Pasadena Independent School District, Texas (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- Schletter Racks Up Market Share in PV Mounting Gear (greentechmedia.com)
February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here are some pictures of a grid-tie battery back-up system, a show in Fredricksburg, and one of a 10K grid-tie system that one of our clients just recently finished.
Thanks John and Phil for sharing! Let’s make Texas the solar region of the country!
February 16, 2011 § 3 Comments
another customer sent in a great picture of a sweet solar pv installation here in Texas.
The PV system is installed on a tractor / atv parking structure. What a pretty picture that makes!
We totally agree with Greg when he says:
Way cool installation!
Thanks for sharing, Greg!
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November 22, 2010 § Leave a comment