Installation DetailsPreviously installing a geothermal system with a horizontal loop, Jason worked with Enertech’s Design Team to create a grid-tied system that would supply full coverage energy usage for his personal home. With excess energy being produced, he is able to take advantage of his net-metering policy with his utility company. Based on past years of energy usage, the array was designed to produce 120% of that usage, giving him comfort for year-round energy production from his array. This system is a 48 module, south-facing horizontal ground mount with an array size of 15.2 AC and 370W modules.
Monthly Utility Costs with Geo: $220
Monthly Utility Costs with Geo + Solar: $0* with $100 credit from the utility company
Estimated Solar Payback: 5 years
Through the combination of a geothermal heating and cooling system and a solar PV array, this home has reached net zero status*.