Project Description

Client: Shanabarger

Location: Temecula, CA Solar Panel Installation
System Size: 23.52 kW DC
Completion Date: 11/10/2011

96 Siliken solar panels, 96 Enphase microinverters
This Temecula solar panel installation has per solar panel monitoring as well to hold all parties accountable for the 25 year warranties

Project Description:
At the time this was our largest ground mount we had built. They had been looking into solar for a couple of years and saw one of our trucks and decided to meet with us. We are happy they did! In addition to the solar we installed a 27 kW generator just in case with an automatic transfer switch. There were many challenges to this project. We had to install a new 600 amp service to accommodate the solar. There was over 400 feet of trenching on this project. Upon completion of the project we noticed with the Enphase per panel monitoring that 10 panels throughout the array were under performing by 10%. We were able to quickly identify them and replace them. This was our first experience in the important role per solar panel monitoring plays with a solar system. If he had went with a central inverter that just showed the output as a whole those 10 panels would have been bringing down the rest of the strings and he would have never known. The project was completed on time without one change order! By now the system should almost have paid for itself.

Zip: 92592