Home Size: 1,850 sq ft
Utility Company: Florida Power & Light
Connection Type: Grid-Tied / Net Metering
After experiencing several rounds of rate hikes from their utility company, this homeowner reached out to Raze Solar for a home energy quote and to learn more about solar panel installation in St. Augustine.
Their electric bill prior to adding solar panels was $205 per month. This was the highest it had ever been. This homeowner did not have an electric vehicle or add any other appliance to increase energy consumption.
Initially, their main goal was to find out if their home was a good fit for rooftop solar panels and see if switching could lower their monthly electricity costs.
After a quick home inspection, we sent the information over to our in-house engineer. After reviewing the data, it was determined that this home met all the qualifications for solar panels, and with the right system, solar panels would offset energy costs.
In order to maintain the high aesthetics of the property, Raze Solar designed a system featuring low-profile solar panels and micro-inverters for each panel to optimize performance. This type of solar design generates about 7% more power than standard layouts.
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 fewer roof penetrations which reduces the chance of future roof leaks. Finally, the patented design protects against buckling and safely and efficiently transfers loads into the building structure.
Roof leaks after installing solar panels is a huge concern for many homeowners, 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, but it’s also backed by a lifetime warranty.
All Wiring Located In Attic
In 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, but 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 St. Augustine solar installers when it comes to installation. We know what it takes to prevent roof leaks and can ensure your shingles are not damaged during installation. We’re so confident in our installation process 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: $47,430
Solar Tax Credit: $14,229
Payment Type: Financed
Terms: 300 months / 1.49%
This homeowner chose to use our in-house financing option 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 tons annually – equal to planting an acre of trees
How much could you save with solar power? Get a free quote from a local St. Augustine solar panel installer. Call or text (904) 595-6835 to get started!