Our Solar Power System

We had been interested in installing photovoltaic roof panels to generate electricity for our household, but until late in 2011 the economics were not favorable. By this time, however, substantial decreases in material costs, generous rebates from CPS Energy, the San Antonio power company, and a federal tax credit made it attractive enough that we did it.

After discussions with representatives from Circular Energy (http://www.circularenergy.com), the Austin, TX company proposed a 15kW grid-tied design for our Southeast-facing roof surface. The roof layout of this system is shown here:

For details, see the following links: