Terrebonne Resident Installs Second Solar Electric Array on Home
(Terrebonne, OR) On 1 May 2008, Sunlight Solar Energy and David Marshall Electric completed and commissioned a 2.1 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric array on the home of Spence Krueger and Mary Lefevre in Terrebonne, Oregon. The 10-panel grid-tied system will produce over 3,000 kilowatt-hours annually and may account for over 100% of their annual electrical demand.
This isn’t their first solar electric system, however. They had installed a 1.48 kW system during construction of their home in 2002. Now, they intend to monitor the two systems side-by-side, and provide evidence of the solar industry’s progress with regard to its technology, productivity and efficiency.
Incentives and Rebates available for this system include:
• The Central Electric Cooperative cash incentive of mce_marker.50 per watt
• The Oregon state tax credit of $1,500/year over four years, totaling $6,000
• The Federal tax credit of $2,000 taken the investment year
As an additional environmental benefit, this PV system will help offset approximately 6,000 lbs of greenhouse gases annually. This is the equivalent of not driving 6,429 miles in a gasoline-fueled motorized vehicle or the planting of 624 new trees.
About Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc.: Sunlight Solar Energy (www.sunlightsolar.com) is a grid-tied solar electric installation contractor committed to providing the highest quality grid-tied solar electric installations for homes and businesses throughout Oregon. Sunlight Solar is Oregon’s only Premier Dealer of SunPower solar modules and
About Marshall Electric, Inc.: Marshall Electric, Inc. is one of the leading electrical contractors in Central Oregon. With a supervising electrician and a qualified team, Marshall Electric has been professionally servicing Central Oregon since 2001.
About SunPower Corporation: SunPower Corporation (www.sunpowercorp.com) designs and manufactures solar electric components and technology worldwide. SunPower’s high-efficiency solar panels generate up to 50 percent more power than conventional solar technologies and have a unique & attractive all-black appearance.