Elise’s Solar Story
For solar customer Elise Bentley of Greer, SC, going solar was part of a newfound sustainable energy lifestyle. She even drives electric, eliminating the need to fuel up at the pump and providing efficient and stylish transportation. And it’s not just any plug-in: She drives a Tesla. (Renu Energy Solutions also provided the Wall Connector car charger installation.) In her own words:
“I decided that Tesla was the car for me because I just like to go all the way with it. And so, the idea was that this car in the long run is going to save us money on gas because we’re not going to use gas anymore.
“So, the solar panel thing is not just about money for us, it’s about who we are and what we believe in. And so, we’re going to produce more, I hope, than we actually consume. I didn’t want to just do 80%, I wanted to do 100% and then I want to save it and keep it in my battery backup, and then at night I can go ahead and use that, because our goal is to go off the grid as much as possible.”
Her 10.8 kilowatt solar installation will have hundreds of dollars in energy costs every year, and she’s excited to be part of the renewable energy movement. Elise is setting an example for energy independence and a sustainable way of living. Check out other solar customers’ stories – the communities they live in, their goals, and their custom solar solutions – on our residential solar page.
Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Solar Energy Systems:
How exactly does going solar and a solar system itself work?
How many solar panels do I need for my home?
Roof-size/available space: When we look at the size of your roof and the space available, we gather data that tell us the maximum number of solar panels your home or site can hold and we even consider shading. We use a software “Suneye” which takes a 360 picture of your roof and we use this photo to determine if your home is a good candidate for solar.
Energy Usage: When we determine energy usage we look at your past electrical bills from over the course of a year to make sure your system isn’t too big or too small.
Your Budget: We take your budget seriously and most importantly, we want you to be satisfied with our services. We take your feedback on how much you want to spend so that we can size your system appropriately.
What is solar net-metering?
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Home Solar System
The amount of electricity that a solar energy system will produce will depend on a number of factors, including the location of the home, system design, and much more. Ideally, a home with an unobstructed south-facing view will produce more than enough energy.
Installing battery backup along with your solar energy system for home or business is a smart move and can increase the value of your clean energy investment as well as peace of mind when a grid outage occur.
Electric cars – with no gas engine at all – now work for most budgets and lifestyles. With more and more models to choose from, drivers are choosing electric vehicles (or EVs) than ever before!
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