Shaker Heights, Ohio Woman Ecstatic For Her Solar Array

Shaker Heights, Ohio resident Bonnie Gordon is ecstatic with her 2.55 kW rooftop solar energy system. Shaker Heights is in a trendy, bustling suburb just southeast of Cleveland, Ohio.

"I knew I needed a rooftop and I had just bought the house and I initially first heard about solar roof tiles. I found out I wasn't a good candidate for the tiles so I decided to look into panels," said Gordon.  

Ms. Gordon searched the area looking for a solar installation company. She called a handful and decided to go with YellowLite. "YellowLite got back to me the quickest out of all the other companies I contacted. I was very impressed with their customer service. Cody gave me all the answers and was very patient. It was a wonderful experience."

Ms. Gordon's 2.55 kW solar power system is powered by 10 Canadian Solar CS6P 255 watt panels with up to 16% efficiency. She has one SMA Sunnyboy 3kW TL 240 inverter with 96.7% efficiency. Her solar energy system generates just over 3,400 kWh of electricity per year. This is enough power to offset the burning of 1.7 tons of coal per year. At $0.13 a kWh that means she is saving around $440 a year off her electricity bills. " YellowLite designed a system that was going to cover 80% of my electrical usage. My electric bills are about $20," said Gordon. The panels have a power performance warranty of 25 years.

The equity that has been added to the Gordon household is approximately $7,900. It should be noted that the added equity value to your property is based on a rate of $3.11 a watt from the latest research but it is always a good idea to contact your realtor.

Gordon is environmentally conscious and is happy to hear that she is offsetting 1.7 tons of coal from being burned. "I do all kinds of environmental things. I'm fanatical about renewable energy when it comes to my lights, my water usage. I recycle. I compost. I ride my bike. I even have only one air conditioner instead of getting central air. In the winter, I reduce the temperature every month by one degree until it's 63 degrees in February. I don't think it's cold, I wear long underwear in the house."

To continue her environmental leanings, Gordon is planning on purchasing a hybrid in the near future. "I'm planning to get an electric vehicle or a hybrid as soon as my old car dies or my daughter goes to college. Then I'll think about expanding my system."

 

No matter if you decide to get the best solar panels, the most efficient solar panels, or even the most cost-effective solar panels, now is the best time to purchase solar panels for your home here in Ohio.