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We emphasize the importance of incorporating design with installation. When solar components are integrated into the skin of a building they eliminate the need for the material they replace.
Solar strategies can be incorporated into your roof design, roof construction and solar installation all working together.

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This photo shows the panels being flush mounted to the new roof. The roof area around the panel array will be finished with clay roof tiles. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders. SunPower Dealer www.sunpowercorp.com
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This finished all black panel array blends into the new finished clay tile roof. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
“clay tile roof” — klenzen
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The two 5,000 watt inverters and system components convert solar DC energy to AC current. This grid-tied system has reduced a $725 monthly electrical bill to $0 and currently has a $300 credit for producing excess energy (net metering). The customers becomes an independent power producer and can sell excess power produced at the same retail rate the utility charges. The "Grid" ...More
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This ACPV Module array is the first one installed in Southern California on April of 2012. This home is located in the city of Palos Verdes Estates California. The SunPower AC panel is the most efficient and most reliable panel on the market today. This view is from the roof. The clay tiles were removed, allowing the panel array to be flush mounted.The low profile of these pane...More
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The finish panel array is framed by clay tiles making it invisible from the ground. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The solar panels are flush mounted to a new comp roof using SunPowers Smart Mount System. The finished panel array is then framed with the new clay roof tiles. The comp roof shingles will not be seen. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
“Roof tiles” — jobond
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This finished all black panel array blends into the new finished roof. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
“slate roof and solar” — lanumina
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This home in Home in Rolling Hills California will soon have a Sunpower AC Panel system. The inverters are located within the panel and produce AC power at the rooftop level.
“Solar @ Chuck?” — aristopher
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The existing concrete roof tiles are removed and replaced with a SBS modified underlayment and covered with a composition roof. This roof is now ready for SunPowers Smart Mount System which will allow the panels to be mounted 2" off the roof. The panels will replace the roof tiles and reduce the weight on the roof by half. This type of installation requires no additional struct...More
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The panel array is framed with roof tiles (sides waiting for inspection) The panels replace the roofing materials, allowing for a low profile look as if the panels were part of the roof. This is the first AC panel installation in Los Angeles County on 10/10/2012. The SunPower AC module system was introduced in the spring of 2012. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe...More
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This finished panel array is finished. The homeowner is now an independent power producer and can sell excess power produced at the same retail rate the utility charges. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Low profile SunPower Smart Mount System in place. This new composition roof is located in the back of house and cannot be seen. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Sunpower 245 watt DC panels. Thru net metering and a Time of Use Rate The homeowners will never have an electric bill. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Sunpower 245 watt DC panels. Thru net metering and a Time of Use Rate The homeowners will never have an electric bill. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This home in Palos Verdes Penninsula in addition to a new clay tile roof we installed 14 Pool Thermal Panels and 14 SunPower 327 watt PV panels. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This home in Palos Verdes Penninsula in addition to a new clay tile roof we installed 14 Pool Thermal Panels and 14 SunPower 327 watt PV panels. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The solar panels mounted to the roof deck improve the appearance of the panels and blends well with the new roof. SunPower 245 watt DC panels. Thru net metering and a Time of Use Rate The homeowners will sell the excess energy generated to SCE. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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SunPower 245 watt DC panels. Thru net metering and a Time of Use Rate The homeowners will sell the excess energy generated to SCE. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The solar panels mounted to the roof deck improve the appearance of the panels and blends well with the new roof. SunPower 245 watt DC panels. Thru net metering and a Time of Use Rate The homeowners will sell the excess energy generated to SCE. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This home in Rolling Hills has thermal pool panels mounted on the roof of the patio. This solar array heats the pool to a comfortable 82+ degrees. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Six 4' by 12" thermal pool panels mounted on top of new concrete roof tiles. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Seven 4' by 12" thermal pool panels mounted on top of existing simulated shake roof. The south facing panels are installed on the south facing front of home and the pool and Jacuzzi are located in the backyard. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Seven 4' by 12" thermal pool panels mounted on top of existing simulated shake roof. The south facing panels are installed on the south facing front of home and the pool and Jacuzzi are located in the backyard. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Seven 4' by 12" thermal pool panels mounted on top of existing simulated shake roof. The south facing panels are installed on the south facing front of home and the pool and Jacuzzi are located in the backyard. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Four 4' by 12" thermal pool panels mounted on top of new clay tile roof. The pool located in Rolling Hills is heated to a comfortable 85 degrees with the help of the pool cover. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Four 4' by 12" thermal pool panels mounted on top of new clay tile roof. The pool located in Rolling Hills is heated to a comfortable 85 degrees with the help of the pool cover. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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These Suniva 260 watt black solar panels are part of a 3 array system that will provide electricity for a Prius EV and a Tesla EV. By taking advantage of SCE EV rate the homeowners can charge their vehicles during the super off peak rate for 9 cents per KwH between the hours of 12:00 am. and 6:00 am. Thru net metering the homeowners will sell the excess energy generated to SCE....More
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These Suniva 260 watt black solar panels are part of a 3 array system that will provide electricity for a Prius EV and a Tesla EV. By taking advantage of SCE EV rate the homeowners can charge their vehicles during the super off peak rate for 9 cents per KwH between the hours of 12:00 am. and 6:00 am. Thru net metering the homeowners will sell the excess energy generated to SCE....More
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The Tesla model S can be charged during the Super Off Peak rate for 9 cents per kWh. The onboard computer can be programed to charge between the hours of 12:00 am to 6:00 am when it is charged at home.
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12 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this retrofit installation. QuickMounts new pre-fabricated aluminum flat tile roof mounts are designed to replace a standard flat roof tile. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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12 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this retrofit installation. QuickMounts new pre-fabricated aluminum flat tile roof mounts are designed to replace a standard flat roof tile. The Enphase Microinverters will provide roof DC to AC conversion for added performance. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
“like tile” — oldfort
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12 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this retrofit installation. QuickMounts new pre-fabricated aluminum flat tile roof mounts are designed to replace a standard flat roof tile. The Enphase Microinverters will provide roof DC to AC conversion for added performance. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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14 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this new installation. The panel array was installed on a new clay tile roof. The array was mounted on top of a composition roof and framed with the new roof tiles. Enphase Microinverters were used and will provide roof top DC to AC conversion for added performance. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe ...More
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16 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this retrofit installation. The existing cement tile roof was removed and replaced with a composition roof and the panels were semi flush mounted. The array was then framed with the roof tiles creating a seamless appearance. Enphase Microinverters were used for added performance. All Design and Installation Perform...More
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16 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this retrofit installation. The existing cement tile roof was removed and replaced with a composition roof and the panels were semi flush mounted. The array was then framed with the roof tiles creating a seamless appearance. Enphase Microinverters were used for added performance. All Design and Installation Perform...More
“Solar panels!” — Julia Bennett
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16 Canadian Solar 255 watt all black solar panels were used on this retrofit installation. The existing cement tile roof was removed and replaced with a composition roof and the panels were semi flush mounted. The array was then framed with the roof tiles creating a seamless appearance. Enphase Microinverters were used for added performance. All Design and Installation Perform...More
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The concrete roof tiles on this retrofit project in Rolling Hills have been removed and replaced with a composition roof. The 42 roof flashings will hold the panel array rails and microinverters. When finished the space will have 24 Canadian all black 255 watt panels. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The concrete roof tiles on this retrofit project in Rolling Hills have been removed and replaced with a composition roof. The 42 roof flashings will hold the panel array rails and microinverters. When finished the space will have 24 Canadian all black 255 watt panels. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The concrete roof tiles on this retrofit project in Rolling Hills have been removed and replaced with a composition roof. The 42 roof flashings will hold the panel array rails and microinverters. When finished the space will have 24 Canadian all black 255 watt panels. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The panels are mounted and the tile roof finished. The south facing panels combined with SCE net metering will eliminate the homeowner’s $420 monthly electric bill. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The existing concrete tile roof on this home in Rolling Hills has been removed and covered with a composition shingle roof. The next step will be installing 44 QuickMounts Classic Composition roof mounts. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The ProSolar rails are mounted and the Enphase microinverters are in place. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The concrete roof tiles are used to frame the semi flush solar panels. Polyfoam adhesive adheres the roof tiles to the composition roof. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders
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The 24 Canadian 255 watt black panels are facing the coastline that provides sunlight well into the afternoon. The panels will take advantage of Southern California Edison’s Net metering plan selling excess electricity during the peak hours. This will allow the homeowners to charge an Electric Vehicle at night during off peak hours. All Design and Installation Performed by H...More
“could we do this on the garage roof?” — sharong7
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Two 4' by 10' thermal pool panels are part of a 7 panel system mounted on top of concrete tile shake style roof. The south facing panels are installed on the front of this home and the pool and Jacuzzi are located in the backyard. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Five 4' by 12' thermal pool panels are part of a 7 panel system mounted on top of a concrete tile shake style roof. The south facing panels are installed on the front of this home and the pool and Jacuzzi are located in the backyard. The homeowners of this home located in Rolling Hills can now enjoy a warm pool for many years to come. All Design and Installation Performed b...More
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Pool Equipment with Pentair Variable speed energy efficient filter pump, automation,solar panel automated 3 way valve and controls. Chlorine is generated using a Pentair Intellichlor chlorine cell, uses common table salt to produce all the chlorine the pool needs automatically. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Pool is heated 10 months of the year to 85+ degrees. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The existing concrete tiles were removed and replaced with a new composition roof. The mounts, rails, and microinverters are installed and ready for panels. This new class A roof, the microinverters, and the solar panels will have a 25 year warranty. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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50 - 255 watt Canadian Solar panels combined with 50 - Enphase microinverters. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The finished array has been framed with the extra concrete roof tiles. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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8 thermal pool solar panels mounted to a concrete tile roof. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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8 thermal pool solar panels mounted to a concrete tile roof. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The concrete tile roof of this home in Rolling Hills will be removed. The existing bathroom vents will be moved and the trees shading the roof will be cut down. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The composition roof, the mounting rails, and microinverters are finished. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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Because the south facing roof of this home was limited we combined high power Suniva 270 watt panels with Enphase's recently released 4 th generation 250 watt microinverters. The result was a greater energy harvest per square foot. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The all black panels installed flush to the roof deck are hidden from view at the rear of the home. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The addition to this home in Rolling Hills created a ideal south facing roof for 20 - 255 watt Canadian Solar panels. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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We used the new 4 th generation Enphase Microinverters. The just released inverters are more efficient and have an internal ground that simplifies installation. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The finished array framed with the existing concrete roof tiles. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This five year old home in Rolling Hills used the new Enphase 250 watt microinverters and the high efficient 270 watt Suniva all black American made solar panel. The SCE electric vehicle rate. combined with the Net Metering will eliminate the large electric bill and charge the Tesla for daily use. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This five year old home in Rolling Hills used the new Enphase 250 watt microinverters and the high efficient 270 watt Suniva all black American made solar panel. The SCE electric vehicle rate. combined with the Net Metering will eliminate the large electric bill and charge the Tesla for daily use. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This five year old home in Rolling Hills used the new Enphase 250 watt microinverters and the high efficient 270 watt Suniva all black American made solar panel. The SCE electric vehicle rate. combined with the Net Metering will eliminate the large electric bill and charge the Tesla for daily use. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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This five year old home in Rolling Hills used the new Enphase 250 watt microinverters and the high efficient 270 watt Suniva all black American made solar panel. The SCE electric vehicle rate. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The roof on this home in Rolling Hills has been removed; the plumbing and heater vent pipes have been move up and away from the solar array. The new underlayment and composition roof has been started in anticipation of the 70+ roof flashings for the panel mounting rails. The old roof tiles saved will be used to frame the finished array. A 34 panel solar photovoltaic system and...More
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The roof on this home in Rolling Hills has been removed; the plumbing and heater vent pipes have been move up and away from the solar array. The new underlayment and composition roof has been started in anticipation of the 70+ roof flashings for the panel mounting rails. The old roof tiles saved will be used to frame the finished array. A 34 panel solar photovoltaic system and ...More
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The roof on this home in Rolling Hills has been removed; the plumbing and heater vent pipes have been move up and away from the solar array. The new underlayment and composition roof has been started in anticipation of the 70+ roof flashings for the panel mounting rails. The old roof tiles saved will be used to frame the finished array. A 34 panel solar photovoltaic system and ...More
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The roof of this home in Palos Verdes Estates was removed and replaced with a Boral lightweight concrete tile roof. The Solar Panel array was semi flush mounted and blends in well with the black on black panels. The Suniva 270 watt panels were paired with Enphase 250 watt microinverts to produce AC power at the rooftop level. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Cu...More
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The roof of this home in Palos Verdes Estates was removed and replaced with a Boral lightweight concrete tile roof. The Solar Panel array was semi flush mounted and blends in well with the black on black panels. The Suniva 270 watt panels were paired with Enphase 250 watt microinverts to produce AC power at the rooftop level. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe...More
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The roof of this home in Palos Verdes Estates was removed and replaced with a Boral lightweight concrete tile roof. The Solar Panel array was semi flush mounted and blends in well with the black on black panels. The Suniva 270 watt panels were paired with Enphase 250 watt microinverts to produce AC power at the rooftop level. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Cu...More
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The installation of solar panels on this home in Rolling Hills includes 52 south facing panels divided into two arrays. This grid tied system used 270 watt Suniva panels with black frames and black panels. Each panel is paired with an Enphase 250 watt microinverter. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The installation of solar panels on this home in Rolling Hills includes 52 south facing panels divided into two arrays. This grid tied system used 270 watt Suniva panels with black frames and black panels. Each panel is paired with an Enphase 250 watt microinverter. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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The installation of solar panels on this home in Rolling Hills includes 52 south facing panels divided into two arrays. This grid tied system used 270 watt Suniva panels with black frames and black panels. Each panel is paired with an Enphase 250 watt microinverter. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builders.
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14 Suniva 270 watt all black panels were flush mounted into the roof and framed with the mission style clay tiles. This home in Palos Verdes Estates overlooking the Country club golf course has a south facing roof at front of the house. Flush mounting the panels into the roof keeps them hidden from the street. All Design and Installation Performed by Howe Custom Home Builder...More
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This south facing roof overlooks the Palos Verdes Coastline and the Trump golf resort. 51 Suniva all black panels and 51 Enphase 250 watt microinverters combined with a Time Of Use Electric Vehicle Rate plan will reduce the homeowners $800.00 + electric bill to zero. With a rate of return under 4 years it will turn into a great investment! All Design and Installation Performed ...More
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This south facing roof overlooks the Palos Verdes Coastline and the Terranea Resort. 51 Suniva all black panels and 51 Enphase 250 watt microinverters combined with a Time Of Use Electric Vehicle Rate plan will reduce the homeowners $800.00 + electric bill to zero. With a rate of return under 4 years it will turn into a great investment! All Design and Installation Performed...More
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This solar panel installation was designed to be flush with the mission clay S tile roof. The existing tiles were removed and the panels were mounted close to the new composition roof. The extra tiles were used to fill in and frame the array. The unfinished area at the bottom of the roof is a concealed gutter. From the street level of this two story home in Palos Verdes Estates...More
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This solar panel installation was designed to be flush with the mission clay S tile roof. The existing tiles were removed and the panels were mounted close to the new composition roof. The extra tiles were used to fill in and frame the array. The unfinished area at the bottom of the roof is a concealed gutter. From the street level of this two story home in Palos Verdes Estates...More
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This home located in the Sleepy Hollow Torrance neighborhood was re-roofed using Boral's Duralite Saxony Split Shake design. This concrete tile mimics the appearance of a natural cedar shake roof. The new roof included a solar panel system made up of 26 Suniva 270 watt mono crystalline all black panels and 26 Enphase 250 watt microinverters. The racking and panels were mounted...More
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This home located in the Sleepy Hollow Torrance neighborhood was re-roofed using Boral's Duralite Saxony Split Shake design. This concrete tile mimics the appearance of a natural cedar shake roof. The new roof included a solar panel system made up of 26 Suniva 270 watt mono crystalline all black panels and 26 Enphase 250 watt microinverters. The racking and panels were mounted...More
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