The restoration of classic cars can be energy intense, but the owner of this shop had a better plan. Yes! installed a 10.34 kW photovoltaic system on the roof, expected to generate almost 15,000 kWh per year, which ironically translates to 19,794 car miles not driven. We also installed 5 solar thermal collector panels that are tied to his Carolina Water Stove. The system’s 30% tax credit has been applied for as a grant, which the federal government allowed for in 2011, and the owner will receive a check from the US Treasury for almost $20,000. It also qualifies for the 35% state tax credit.
The owner narrowed his search for a solar integrator to three whose websites demonstrated experience in 10.0 kW and higher. Yes! responded immediately with great information. “I quickly felt like I was the most important client with regular but not pushy communications. I worked with the president of the company, Stew Miller and felt he was a true partner. Rob Smith took over the implementation and exceeded my expectations. The project delivery team was first rate in every aspect. They were flexible, always brought everything with them they needed and cleaned the site thoroughly every day. If you are considering a major investment in solar Yes! Solar Solutions should be on your final list. I almost forgot to mention my system cost was 20% less than the friend I was comparing notes with, so you can have a great service provider and a great price too.”