We decided to go with thin film. We liked that it was a pretty new technology that’s actually gettingbetter and better. There’s a lot of great things about it. First, it’s a lot cheaper thanmonocrystalline and it’s also uses a lot less material. It’s just a thin sheet of glass then, thenthe semiconductor layer. And so we really like that about thesepanels.
And with a onthegrid system, like ourhouse, you’re actually selling electricity backto the grid. And then the great thing about it is thatyou produce the most PV energy, photovoltaic energy duringthe day, when the sun’s out. And that’s actually when you would pay themost for it from the electric company. And so you’re selling it back at thosecritical peak demand times, reducing the overallload on the system. We’re using a standing steamed sheet metalroof, and it has these ridges in it so that you can actually use these clip productsand just attach the, the PV panels to theroof.
So that really reduces the amount of timeit takes to install these PVs and it’s one of those important factors to, to making PV more acceptable toeveryone. Once you install those panels, you shouldn’t have to pay for electricityever..
The Hindy Familys Solar Power Story
The depth of the knowledge of the solar installation, what was necessary, where the panels should be placed, how they should be installed, you know, there’s a lot of engineering that goes into, you know, the installation. Well, I’ll tell you the staff is fabulous. When you walk in the receptionist greets you, then we would go back to a conference room where we met the salesperson and even the owner, Trent, got involved and took a personal interest in us. And we met with Bill, the engineer, and Dave, our salesperson, has been in constant communication with us with emails and texts and phone calls.