Dave Parker of Effect Energy in Garner, NC has had a goal of having his own solar photovoltaic system for a long time, and the tax credits of 65% and the fact that he could use the federal tax credit as a grant made the decision easy. Not to mention the Progress Energy Sunsense rebate program. His out of pocket and payback were finally where they needed to be.
Effect Energy, certified under the Sustainable Sandhills Sustainable Green Business program, is a HERS, Energy Star, and RESNET certified energy professional. Dave’s building has a flat roof, which required removing gravel, cement blocks to ballast the system of 22 Yingli 230 watt panels and a Fronius inverter for a 5.06 kilowatt array. Once the gravel was moved back, Dave had his own rooftop solar system.