Home Size: 1, 723 sq ft
Utility Company: Clay Electric
Connection Type: Grid-tied
After purchasing the home in 2022, this homeowner reached out to our team to learn more about solar panel installation in Middleburg, FL.
Their electric bill prior to adding solar panels was $229.83 per month. Their main goal was to lower their monthly electricity costs and hedge against future utility price increases.
This home met all the qualifications to be a good fit for solar panels. The roof receives ample sunlight and zero shade throughout the day and the entire solar array fits on one slope of the roof.
In order to maintain the high aesthetics of the property while achieving energy savings, Raze Solar designed a system featuring low-profile Q-Cell solar panels with Enphase micro-inverters.
Some solar installers use a string system – meaning all panels are connected to one inverter. While this can reduce project costs, this type of system is less efficient. Instead, we added one Enphase microinverters per panel to optimize performance. This generates about 7% more power than conventional inverters.
What other companies charge extra for comes standard with each solar system we install. This includes added protection against roof leaks, high winds, and hurricanes.
IronRidge XR100 Black Rails
While there are many solar mounting systems available for residential use, we only use IronRidge products. The XR100 mounting rails are anodized in black to protect against corrosion and offer superior protection in wind speeds up to 160 MPH. This system can be installed with less roof penetrations which reduces the chance of future roof leaks. Finally, the patented design protects against buckling and safely and efficiently transfer loads into the building structure.
Roof leaks after installing solar panels is a huge concern for many homeoenrs, and rightfully so – installation requires drilling into the roof. Over the years, we’ve tested several products to reduce the chance of roof leaks and settled on the FlashFoot2® system. The unique water seal design is both elevated and encapsulated, delivering redundant layers of protection against water intrusion.
Soladeck Penetration Box
Rooftop junction boxes are a critical part of any solar installation. There is a lot of voltage in these systems and if the junction box cracks, is damaged, or is otherwise compromised things can get bad quickly.
Unlike other solar installers, we only use SolaDeck. This junction box incorporates a unique flashing that is a seamless part of the enclosure and prevents incorrect penetration of the roof. Not only is it leakproof, it’s backed by a lifetime warranty.
All Wiring Located In Attic
Typical solar installations, the system wires are wrapped in conduit and are left on the roof. This is problematic for several reasons but mainly because if any wires become exposed, it could start a fire. Birds, squirrels, and pests have been known to nest in and around solar panels, especially in the winter which can cause damage to the system but also the wires and conduit.
Instead of leaving the wires exposed, we route all wires through the attic. Not only does this offer a higher level of protection for the system itself, it also requires less maintenance.
No Leak Roof Warranty
We are roofers by trade and have been helping homeowners for over 20 years. This experience gives us a leg up on other solar installers when it comes to installation. We know what it takes to prevent roof leaks and can ensure your shingles aren’t damaged during installation. We’re so confident in our solar panel installation in Middleburg, FL that we offer a no-leak roof warranty. That’s peace of mind you can’t get anywhere else.
System Size: 10.54 kW
Number of Panels: 31
Panel Manufacture: Q-Cell
Panel Type: 340 40MM
Inverters: Enphase microinverters
Roof & Solar: $50,065
Solar Tax Credit: 13,016.90
Payment Type: Financed
Terms: 300 months / 1.49%
This homeowner chose to use our in-house solar financing and was able to switch to solar for $0 with 0% interest and no payments for 18-months.
Avg Bill Before To Solar: $229.83
% Offset By Solar: 82%
Avg Monthly Savings: $188.46
CO2 Emissions: 3.5 tons annually – equal to planting an acre of trees