Brown County Solar Initiative

Update 4/26/2020:
Hope this finds everyone well and steering clear of the virus. 
I have gotten some numbers together that may give some guidance to those of you that want to move forward as soon as is reasonable according the current situation.
If you look at your energy bill it will tell you how many kilowatts that you have used over the last year.  Probably around 6 to12 Kwh.  We have narrowed our panel selection down to a Solaria 355.  This panel has a built in inverter and therefore is a great panel for partial shade conditions.  Reve has been able to get a quote for buying a volume of 25 or 50 panels.  The breakdown is as follows:

Solaria 355 panel
Cabling for each panel
Caps
Railing
Shipping (per panel)

$410
$17
$20
?
$7

This comes out to about $450 to $500 per panel.  This is for a roof mount system if you want a ground mount I would add about $100 to $200 per panel.
Labor is not included since we are trying to do this as a group installation team. “You help me with mine and I help you with yours.”

This gives you some idea of the cost.  So if you wanted a 10 panel array (ca. 4Kwh system) then it would be around $5,000 – $6,000.  20 panels would be double that for an 8Kwh system.
These are obviously estimates and subject to a custom fit for your application.  The nice thing about this is that if you had  a dollar amount in mind to spend then you have an idea of how many panels you can request.  I am asking that you let me know what you are thinking money wise and we can move forward with the order.
I would like to begin the planning of the jobs as soon as possible.  Since we primarily are working outside I believe the risk of infection is lower.
There have been some really nice sunny days lately and more to come. 
Let’s make Brown County green with this effort!

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